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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October 18, 2021

Is artificial intelligence good for the planet? This is the issue CMDS Fellow Benedetta Brevini discusses in her new book, out in October 2021 in Polity’s Digital Futures series.

October 15, 2021

As part of a collaboration with CMDS, Szabad Pécs, an independent Hungarian news site from southern Hungary, launched a free online resource platform for Hungarian journalists. The launch event was an online discussion on journalism training in Hungary.

October 14, 2021

The Pandora Papers is the biggest journalism collaboration in history, says CMDS Fellow Dean Starkman, a senior editor of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

October 14, 2021

Social rights occupy a marginal position in EU policy debates on emerging technologies, CMDS Fellow Lina Dencik and Jędrzej Niklas write in a new paper for the journal Internet Policy Review.

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