Sejal Parmar Re-Joins CMDS As Fellow

June 2, 2020
We are happy to announce that Sejal Parmar, who has been a Core Faculty Member at CMDS for more than seven years, re-joins the Center as a Fellow.

Journalism Thrives in Slovakia Despite Growing Oligarchic Control

Slovaks have access to a plethora of news platforms, but many of them are in the hands of powerful financial corporations, closely linked with political groups. Nevertheless, swelling demand for accurate, quality information boosts the country’s independent journalism.

How an Online Publication Did the Unthinkable: Selling Subscriptions to Kazakh Readers

Financial challenges are not uncommon for news organizations in Kazakhstan. Many rely on government funding, which jeopardizes their editorial independence. Vlast, an online platform, found a better solution.

How Misinformation Became a Profitable Business in Eastern Europe

In several eastern European countries, misinformation is a lucrative business, reliant on advertising revenue, and pulling in cash from a variety of other sources including government subsidies, crowdfunding, tax designations, donations and sales of merchandise.

Balkan Insight Publishes Investigation as a Result of a CMDS Project

May 22, 2020
The article ‘Decimated Danube: Sturgeon Revival Efforts Neglect Roots of Poaching’ is the result of our Black Waters project, implemented by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in partnership with Átlátszó and CMDS.