Nir Hirshman has been involved in media and politics since 2005. He is the former media advisor to Minister Michael Eitan, spokesman for the Knesset Education Committee, and director of Israel’s Open Government Initiative. As a media consultant and public relations director, Hirshman has managed many public processes, including the large lecturers’ strike of 2009, the reservists’ struggle of the 2006 Lebanon War, the biometric database struggle, and more.

Currently, Hirshman is the spokesman of Ha'Sadna, the public knowledge workshop, the leading Israeli open knowledge organization