Kyrgyz Media Policy: It’s All The President’s Men

The environment in which journalists operate in Kyrgyzstan has improved significantly after a new president took the country’s helm in 2017. However, the country’s media remain tied to the government’s apron strings, according to a newly released Media Influence Matrix report.

CMDS Launches New Project “Media Philanthropy: People and Impact”

May 23, 2019
Building on its in-depth research of journalism funding, CMDS is launching a research project aimed at measuring comparatively the impact of media philanthropy.

Georgian Media Policy: Bad Habits Are Hard to Break

A vibrant civil society, improved legislation and an emergent generation of skilled professionals are all good news for Georgia’s media policy. But politicians and wealthy families still have the upper hand, according to a new Center for Media, Data & Society (CMDS) report.

Tobias Thomas on Media and Democracies

January 23, 2019
Media can affect perception and worries of people; it can also affect short term voting intentions of citizens. In addition, there is evidence that, at least on German federal level, it still fulfills its function as the Fourth Estate - said Tobias Thomas at his public talk at CEU.