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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June 14, 2019
Given the unprecedented number of journalists in prison in Turkey, and the increasing number of freedom of expression trials, trial monitoring has become an important activity for Turkish and also international civil society organizations over the past few years. Turkey-based Media and Law Studies Association (MLSA) and the International Press Institute (IPI) have led a project, funded by the European Commission and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, in which they observed 90 court sessions of 71 separate trials over a six-month period from July to December 2018 in ten different provinces in Turkey. This project was the topic of the seminar “Freedom of Expression Trials in Turkey: Justice Monitoring to Secure Journalists’ Rights” at Central European University.
June 12, 2019
This year's report, surveying 75,000 people in 38 countries, looks at trust, concern over misinformation, news avoidance, populism's impact, top brands, how people access news and much more. The Hungarian chapter was written by Eva Bognar, Senior Program Officer and Researcher at Center for Media, Data and Society.
June 3, 2019
Sejal Parmar, Assistant Professor of Law and core faculty at the Center for Media, Data and Society at CEU, has submitted written evidence to the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee's inquiry into "The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Global Media Freedom".
May 29, 2019
In their article “Can media drive the electorate? The impact of media coverage on voting intentions”, published in European Journal of Political Economy, CMDS Fellow Tobias Thomas and his co-authors investigate how media coverage affects political preferences.

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