CMDS Welcomes New Researchers

April 9, 2021
We are happy to announce that three young researchers have joined our Center to work as interns on various projects.

How to Bridge Divides in Small Local Communities? Some Lessons We Learned at Átlátszó Erdély

Why should we care about who is responsible for a back country road built on a huge landslip? Is it newsworthy that the mayor of a village of 1,000 inhabitants “forgot” to mention in his wealth declaration that he had hundreds of thousands of euros in revenue from EU-subsidized land, cheaply rented from the local council? Who is interested in the two women from a 500-people village who aspired to become local councilors, but couldn’t because the male majority rigged the pre-election to make their running impossible?

Tech Regulation in Jordan: Thinking Inside the Box

In trying to bridge the regulatory gap between traditional and online media, Jordan is likely to hurt freedom of expression online, a newly issued report from CMDS found.

Fanucci Joins OSCE Expert Working Group on the Impact of AI on Freedom of Expression

April 2, 2021
CMDS Fellow Francesca Fanucci has been invited to join an expert working group on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on freedom of expression, organized by OSCE's Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media.

The Power of the Press in the UK Media Regulation

How is the media regulated in the UK and what are the political battles shaping the media system? What are the core principles behind these battles and how should we expect debates around them to develop in the future? The first report of the Uncovering Media Influence in the UK project, published by The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS), Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre and the Media Reform Coalition (MRC), tries to answer these and many more questions. It addresses three areas of regulation, namely broadcasting, the press and the online media, and analyses the role that state and industry actors have in shaping the policy field.