CMDS Consultants

At CMDS, we offer consultancy services in the form of bespoke analysis of trends in a wide range of areas including regulation, law, media ownership, public service media and digital rights, among others.
Our growing pool of experts, over 50 resident and non-resident fellows as well as partners affiliated in various ways with the center, work or have experience in a variety of countries in Europe, in particular Central and Eastern Europe.
At the same time, thanks to its involvement in international projects and courses, CMDS has built an international network of partner organizations, research and policy centers, think tanks, universities and advocacy groups that work on all continents.

For more information on our consultancy services, please contact Marius Dragomir, our center’s director.

Areas and topics covered by CMDS Consultants

Policy, regulatory and legal frameworks

Main areas of expertise:
Media regulation and law
Internet governance

Evolution of technology policy

Our reporting includes:

  • Firsthand accounts on trends in media regulation and law; and internet governance
  • Country profiles and comparative reports: description of regulatory and policy frameworks and analysis of regulatory trends

media mapping

Main areas of expertise:
Media ownership
Public service media
Community media
Social media

Our reporting includes:

  • Analysis of trends in governance of public service media; regulation of community media; legal frameworks governing social media
  • Country profiles and comparative reports: data and statistics on public service media, private media and community media
  • Data: information about media ownership

Journalism

Main areas of expertise:
Funding models
Journalism and politics
Investigative journalism
Historical perspectives

Our reporting includes:

  • Analysis of trends in funding models for journalism; political influence in the media; investigative journalism platforms; historical accounts of developments in the media
  • Country profiles and comparative reports: data on sources of funding journalism

Digital rights and advocacy

Main areas of expertise:
Digital rights, privacy and data protection
Policy advocacy and civil society
Technology and civil society
Activism and participation
Communication policy advocacy and media justice

Our reporting includes:

  • Analysis of trends in advocacy strategies; activism and participation
  • Country profiles and comparative reports: information about advocacy groups and networks, civil society experts covering technology

Harmful content online

Main areas of expertise:
Assesment of social media and ISP policy and practice
Civil society responses
Challenges related to freedom of expression

Our reporting includes:

  • Analysis of trends in policies related to harmful content online
  • Country profiles and comparative reports: information about civil society groups and networks active in responding to policies related to harmful content online

Narratives and media representation

Main areas of expertise:
Migration and media
Discourse analysis
Content analysis

Our reporting includes:

  • Analysis of coverage of migration in the media
  • Case studies: content analysis around specific issues and events; assessment of editorial practices and coverage of specific media outlets

Data studies

Main areas of expertise:
Societal aspects of big data
Digital humanities
Ethics of big data

Our reporting includes:

  • Analysis of trends in regulation of digital rights, privacy and data protection; impact of big data on societies
  • Country profiles and comparative reports: description of key actors involved in digital rights advocacy; main players implementing regulation on data protection
  • Methods for using big data in humanities and social sciences

Media development

Main areas of expertise:
Development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation protocol and plans

Our reporting includes:
Analysis of trends in media development, including profiles of main players involved in this field; data and information about private donors and foundations

Research: method and communication

Main areas of expertise:
Design of research projects
Communications and outreach

Our experts offer:

  • Assistance in designing methodology for research projects
  • Advice on research project management from the methodology development stage to the dissemination phase
  • Assistance and advice on effective ways of communications and outreach in research projects