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 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.

April 16, 2018

Thanks to the power of the internet, politicians are learning how to use their personal life to make people follow them. People indeed feel politicians are more accessible than ever. But that is hardly improving the quality of our politics. SPP Master's candidate Kamilla Ibragimova's article on the personalization of politics.

April 13, 2018

Professor Cameran Ashraf writes about the historical geopolitics of China's AI Initiative and its future implications for the China Policy Institute.

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