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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May 16, 2018

Interview with Nick Perks of the Joseph Rowntree Charity Trust in Britain

May 9, 2018

CMDS fellow and a member of the CMDS Media Policy Hub, Francesca Fanucci is among the members of the expert group of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung who recently worked on "The Other Democratic Deficit - A Toolbox for the EU to Safeguard Democracy in Member States".

May 8, 2018

In its recent article "Independent journalists in Hungary brace for tough times in next Orbán term", the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports on the current media climate in Hungary, quoting CMDS director Marius Dragomir, "who wrote in a blog post last year that Orbán has gained control of approximately 90% of all media in the country.

May 8, 2018

"If nothing else, the Hungarian media experience of the last eight years settles one question: for anyone doubting whether journalism matters, Viktor Orbán knows it does." CMDS fellow Dean Starkman's just written a great overview of media capture in Hungary written for The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists with quotes from CMDS fellow


Craig Calhoun Speaks on Media and New Transformations of the Public Sphere

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