SPP Students Present at the Biggest Media Research Event

Mackenzie Nelson and Ifra Asad launched in Madrid the report they wrote as part of their class at CEU.

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.

How to Build an Authoritarian Internet Culture: The Pakistan Model

Technology companies were hoped and expected to liberate the world and give journalism a platform to operate freely. But in Pakistan, they have become a policing tool.

Kate Coyer on “Digitalpolitik” at RightsCon

June 28, 2019
The new form of realpolitik, which CMDS Fellow Kate Coyer and other panelists at Rightscon called “digitalpolitik,” is an emerging tactical playbook for how governments use their political, regulatory, military, and commercial powers to project influence in global, digital markets.

Increased Vulnerabilities: Media Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe

June 21, 2019
There are some positive developments regarding press freedom in Central and Eastern Europe, but they are commonly offset by negative factors. There is a declining respect of media freedom and a lack of transparency in media ownership. Digital attacks on journalists are more and more widespread, and the independence of national media regulators is deteriorating. These were the most important takeaways of a discussion on regional trends in freedom of expression organized at the Center for Media, Data and Society.