Dragomir at International Workshop in Beirut: Reboot Media Regulation

March 23, 2017

The Maharat Foundation and the UNDP Peace Building Program organized on 21-22 March 2017 in Beirut a workshop entitled “Comparative experiences from the world on the role of media in promoting peace and social stability: Regulations and Models”.

Starkman Interviewed by Digi24 on the Rise of Fake News

March 21, 2017

Resident CMDS fellow, Dean Starkman has recently been interviewed by Romania's Digi24 on the complex reasons behind the rise of fake news and how it can best be tackled.

Coyer Quoted in WIRED on Germany's Plan to Fight Hate Speech by Fining Tech Giants

March 20, 2017

WIRED has recently written about Germany's proposed law that would fine social media companies up to €50 million ($53 million) for not responding quickly enough to reports of illegal content or hate speech. The law would require social media platforms to come up with ways to make it easy for users to report hateful content. Companies would have 24 hours to respond to “obviously criminal content” or a week for more ambiguous cases.

Understanding Russia’s Internet Policy

March 16, 2017

In a public lecture at CEU’s Center for Media, Data and Society on March 14, Nathalie Maréchal explored why Putin has pursued a particularly aggressive internet policy in recent years. She said that it was important to understand Putin’s internet policy as part of a broader information control policy that seeks to accumulate power and control for Russia’s elites.

Call for Application to Conduct Research in the Framework of the “Sound Relations” Project

March 14, 2017

Central European University’s (CEU) “Sound Relations” Project, funded by the Intellectual Themes Initiative, seeks two talented and highly motivated CEU students to conduct research on the special audio collections of the Blinken Open Society Archives at CEU.