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 the CEU Democracy Institute and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists.

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May 27, 2022

The DSA is a remarkable and unique proposal in the field of online platform regulation, but it threatens freedom of expression, CMDS Fellow Joan Barata argues in two articles on the EU’s proposed new Digital Services Act.

May 26, 2022

Talking to CNN, CMDS Fellow Courtney Radsch argued against banning the discussion of the racist conspiracy theory that motivated the mass shooter in Buffalo, NY, calling for other means to deal with such ideologies.

May 25, 2022

CMDS Fellow Gill Phillips gave a short talk on the Guardian’s moderation policies at the Innovations and Solutions in Media Conference, a regional event for journalists and experts from the Western Balkans.

May 24, 2022

Our Fellow Sandra Ristovska has been awarded with the ICA Activism, Communication & Social Justice Outstanding Book Award 2022 for her book Seeing Human Rights: Video Activism as a Proxy Profession.


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