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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September 20, 2019
What are the boundaries of media markets? Who are the key actors? How are these transactional relationships valued? CMDS Fellow Vibodh Parthasarathi and Adrian Athique (University of Queensland) ask these questions in their article Market matters: interdependencies in the Indian media economy.
September 19, 2019
CMDS Fellow Attila Bátorfy describes the transformation of the Hungarian media system by the government of Viktor Orbán and he argues that the Hungarian media system and its mixed features do not fit neatly into any existing media system theories.
September 16, 2019
Kate Coyer, Research Affiliate with the Center for Media, Data and Society spoke at the international symposium “The intermediaries and their liability”.
September 10, 2019
"State advertising is a powerful tool of political favoritism as well as an instrument of market distortion, censorship and building an uncritical media empire aligned with the government", CMDS Fellow Attila Bátorfy and researcher Ágnes Urbán write in their article.


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