How to Defend Media Freedom in Eastern and Southeastern Europe?

February 15, 2017

The 14th Frankfurt Days on Media Law, organized by the Europa Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) on February 2-3 focused on what measures can be taken to defend media freedom in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, since the current state of press freedom in the countries of these regions tends to go under the radar.

Where CMDS Goes Next

February 13, 2017

Today, we are pleased to launch the 2017-2019 CMDS strategy, which addresses major challenges to media freedom through applied research, knowledge sharing and policy engagement. 

Call for Expression of Interest to the Sound Studies Reading & Listening Group

February 10, 2017

In recent years there has been an explosion of work on sound by researchers in the social sciences and humanities. Highly interdisciplinary and often undertaken in cooperation with those outside academia, from musicians to professionals, the field of sound studies is increasingly diverse, daring and exciting.

Dragomir: It's Time for Public Media to Take Their Audience Seriously

January 11, 2017

In his latest piece for the MediaPowerMonitor, Director of CMDS, Marius Dragomir writes about the current state of public media funding and its challenges, most notably regarding the license fee that's increasingly being criticized by taxpayers.

SEE Media Observatory Publishes Comparative Report on Public Broadcast Media

January 10, 2017

The South East European Media Observatory, a regional partnership of SEE civil society organizations established in 2012, has recently published its comparative report on the funding and governing models of public service media in the countries of South East Europe, including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. As written in the report, “the situation of public service media displays every major problem of the media sector in the region.