In this episode of the Media and Change Podcast Series, Eva Bognar is interviewing Monroe Price on the foundation of our Center, on the role of CEU in the region and internationally, and the concept of open society.
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.
We are pleased to announce that Francesca Fanucci and Primavera Téllez Girón García have recently joined CMDS as non-resident fellows. Francesca Fanucci is an Italian and British lawyer specialised in freedom of expression and comparative media law, and she was also a panelist at our recent World Press Freedom Day event where she spoke about the future of independent journalism.
In this episode of the CMDS Media & Change podcast series, resident CMDS fellow Benjamin De Cleen, who is assistant professor at the Department of Communication Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, discusses populist rhetoric. Benjamin’s research is situated within discourse studies and focuses on political rhetoric and on the intersections between media and politics.
To mark the World Press Freedom Day in Budapest, the Center for Media, Data and Society at the CEU School of Public Policy and CEU’s Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) organized two panel discussions on the challenges and problems independent media and political communication face today, with the participation of CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff, CEU faculty, journalists and media activists.