As a continuing involvement in the discussions about the state, and the future of, public media around the world, CMDS will take part in a panel of the Broadcasting Education Association, in 23 April 2017 in Las Vegas.
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.
During her presentation at the Center for Media, Data and Society on April 10, Karen Donders, who lectures on media policy and European media markets at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, explored some of the complexity of public service media as it exists in different countries around the world. She noted that public broadcasting is “very contextual” and so the tendency to hold up the United Kingdom and BBC as an example that the rest of the world should emulate was “completely wrong.” Donders described the UK as the “most atypical media market in Europe.”
Marius Dragomir, director of the CMDS has recently visited Uzbekistan at the invitation of the local UNESCO office. The visit included exchanges with the journalism faculties at the National University and the University of World Languages. Dragomir also took part as an expert in an interactive workshop at the Bunyodkor television complex in Tashkent, organized by the National Association of Electronic Mass Media (N AESMI) with the assistance of the UNESCO Office in Uzbekistan and the financial support of the British Embassy in the country.
Ellen Hume, member of our advisory board and Susan Abbott, non-resident CMDS fellow have recently published their joint study researching the future of investigative journalism. The report paints a bright picture of the current state of investigative journalism, stating that "despite the dangers and uncertainties, it is an exciting time to be an investigative journalist, thanks to new collaborations and digital tools. These nonprofits are inventing a potent form of massive, cross border investigative reporting, supported by philanthropy.