The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) is a research center for the study of media, communication, and information policy and its impact on society and practice. Founded in 2004 as the Center for Media and Communication Studies, CMDS is part of CEU’s School of Public Policy and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists.

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May 23, 2019
Building on its in-depth research of journalism funding, CMDS is launching a research project aimed at measuring comparatively the impact of media philanthropy.
May 22, 2019
We're honored to announce that Zsuzsa Detrekői has joined CMDS as fellow.
May 21, 2019
Microsoft has unseated Google at the top of the 2019 RDR Corporate Accountability Index. Telefónica outpaced Vodafone among telecommunications companies. Yet despite progress, most companies still leave users in the dark about key policies and practices affecting privacy and freedom of expression, according to the 2019 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index, released last week.
May 20, 2019
Accountability Initiative for Reform (AIR Foundation) is a Kazakhstani non-profit organization aimed at helping people to always have an access to honest information from all institutions of society, including government, business, media and non-profit sector. Media and Power Research Consortium consists of local as well as regional and international organizations through which CMDS runs the Media Influence Matrix project.

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CMDS Workshop on Misinformation and Propaganda

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