News in Brief

Rosenblum art prize goes to Bezalel grad

The artist Shira Glezerman is the winner of the new Rosenblum Prize for artists. The announcement of the award said that Glezerman, a graduate of the Bezalel School of Art and Design, was chosen for "her fluent painting, which is morally committed to values that are basic rights of life, liberty and dignity." The NIS 12,000 Rosenblum Prize was established in memory of Nehama and Asher Rosenblum, parents of the writer Adam Baruch, who died in 2008, and his brothers Zerah and Shmuel Rosenblum, who founded the prize. (Ellie Armon Azoulay )

Survey: Radio listeners tune in via TV, Internet

More than half of all radio listeners tune in through television or the Internet, according to a survey commissioned by the Second Authority for Television and Radio. The survey, carried out last month among 502 listeners, found that 70 percent of the radio audience listens in in the car, with 42 percent saying that was the main venue for their radio listening. About half of all listeners interviewed said the hourly news was the main reason they turned on the radio. Of those polled, 52 percent said they liked music best, compared to 25 percent who opted for current events programming and 10 percent for sports. (Gili Izikovich)

Mishkenot Sha'ananim gets a new CEO

The Jerusalem Foundation's Mishkenot Sha'ananim cultural center and guest house for visiting foreign artists has named Moti Schwartz, a senior official at Beth Hatefusoth, as its new CEO. He replaces Uri Dromi, who stepped down in January to head the International Press Club he founded as an adjunct to Mishkenot Sha'ananim. "Together with the Jerusalem Foundation, we will make Mishkenot Sha'ananim the most important intellectual and cultural center in Jerusalem and one of the most important in Israel," Schwartz said. (Maya Sela )

New Ram Loewy movie among Docaviv screenings

Tel Aviv's Docaviv international documentary film festival, which opens on May 2, will screen 12 films, including new offerings by Ram Loewy, Michal Aviad and David Ofek, among others, the festival announced yesterday. Six films will compete in the festival's student competition. The films will be shown at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Tel Aviv Port and Habima Square. Loewy's film "And If We Assume For the Moment There Is a God" follows a number of characters on a small street and square in Ramat Gan. "Pioneers and Servants" presents the story of women who came to Palestine a century ago to build a new life. (Nirit Anderman )