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Mission

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.
In support of promoting the values of an open society CMDS produces scholarly and practice-oriented research addressing academic, policy and civil society needs, coordinates course offerings at CEU, provides trainings and consulting services and organizes scholarly exchanges through workshops, lectures and conferences on current developments in the field.

Our research interests and priorities include

  • Civil society and technology 
  • Digital rights, privacy and data protection 
  • European media and journalism 
  • Media and transition in Hungary 
  • Community media and development 
  • Freedom of expression and human rights