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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July 13, 2018

The Center for Media Research-Nepal (CMR Nepal), an autonomous, research- and policy-oriented, think tank in Nepal, has joined the Media and Power Consortium. The consortium runs the Media Influence Matrix, a project launched in 2017 by the CMDS.

July 3, 2018

The EU is adopting new copyright rules that are likely to fundamentally transform the online news industry: as of 2019, news aggregators in Europe will have a bumpier ride.

June 14, 2018

CMDS fellow and member of our Media Policy Hub of policy experts, Francesca Fanucci has recently taken part as a trainer in EUI's E-NACT workshop on the techniques of judicial interactions in the application of the EU charter on freedom of expression.

June 14, 2018

The use of social media for news has started to fall in a number of key markets – after years of continuous growth, according to the seventh annual Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford.

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