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 the Central European University and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists.

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October 26, 2020
Join the online discussion ‘Under Pressure’ on Thursday, where our Director, Marius Dragomir and three journalists will discuss the assaults on media freedom in the region.
October 22, 2020
Right to information suffers further in Romania during the pandemic, as it became even harder for journalists to access information, our Fellow, Dumitrita Holdis writes in her article for the International Press Institute.
October 15, 2020
We are delighted to announce that, along with the London-based Media Reform Coalition (MRC) and with the support of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, CMDS will extend the Media Influence Matrix project to the United Kingdom.
October 14, 2020
Our Center welcomes three students who joined our team as research interns to work on various projects.


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