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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April 25, 2018

The controversy over Facebook’s abuse of user data shows that big tech companies need to do a much better job of respecting users’ rights. Ranking Digital Rights evaluated 22 of the world’s most powerful internet, mobile, and telecommunications companies on their commitments and disclosed policies affecting privacy and freedom of expression.

April 25, 2018

In his article for El Tiempo, CMDS director Marius Dragomir writes about the dangers of state funding for the media and the risks it poses for the integrity of journalists and for the freedom and independence of the press. The article is available here.

April 23, 2018

Benjamin De Cleen, who was a resident fellow at CMDS in the 2016/17 academic year, and continues to be our non-resident fellow, has just published an article co-authored by Jason Glynos and Aurelien Mondon about his research that he was working on while in residence at our Center.

April 16, 2018

In its articles entitled Freie Medien als Feindbild Orbáns (Free Media as the enemy of Orbán”) and Medien in Ungarn: „Kämpfen bis zum letzten Atemzug“ (Media in Hungary: "Fighting to the last breath"), Kurier.at gave an overview of the current state of the Hungarian media landscape, quoting CMDS’ senior program officer and researcher, Eva Bognar who reflected on the recent announcement of the closure of Magyar Nemzet, highlighting that it’s a serious blow to media diversity.

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