CMDS Hired by MDIF to Write Media Case Studies

The Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) commissioned CMDS to write a series of media case studies for a package of media business guides that they are publishing, targeted mostly at their investees, which include media outlets in over 70 countries all over the world. The first two case studies on implementing paywalls were written by Marius Dragomir, Dumitrita Holdis and Ian M. Cook, and they are already available online at this link or as a pdf below.

Bridging the Gap: Rebuilding Citizen Trust in Media

January 5, 2018

At a time when trust in media and institutions has fallen in many parts of the world, journalists and scholars struggle to find ways to rebuild boost their credibility. Academic research on these subjects is inconclusive. A new report by CMDS advisory board members Anya Schiffrin and Ellen Hume, Bridging the Gap: Rebuilding Citizen Trust in Media profiles organizations in Europe, Latin America and Africa that are trying to build trust in the media.

Ellen Hume and Susan Abbott on the Future of Investigative Journalism

Ellen Hume, member of our advisory board and Susan Abbott, non-resident CMDS fellow have recently published their joint study researching the future of investigative journalism. The report paints a bright picture of the current state of investigative journalism, stating that "despite the dangers and uncertainties, it is an exciting time to be an investigative journalist, thanks to new collaborations and digital tools. These nonprofits are inventing a potent form of massive, cross border investigative reporting, supported by philanthropy.

CMDS publishes the final report of the CAPTCHA Project

February 16, 2016

The CAPTCHA project was a partnership of three community media organizations (Radio Corax, Germany; the Near Media Co-op, Ireland; Radio FRO, Austria) and the Center for Media, Data and Society. The project, which ran from September 2013 to August 2015, was supported by a grant from the Culture Programme of the European Union and it aimed to empower community media and programme makers to increase the online accessibility of their programmes.

New Report by CMDS Fellows Lina Dencik and Arne Hintz

November 23, 2015

Managing ‘Threats’: Uses of Social Media for Policing Domestic Extremism and Disorder in the UK is a newly published project report by Lina Dencik, Arne Hintz, Zoe Carey and Hina Pandya from the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, which examines the uses of social media for policing domestic extremism and disorder in the UK, focusing on how social media data informs decision-making with regards to the policing of domestic extremism and disorder in the context of the United Kingdom.

CMDS Fellow and UN Special Rapporteur, Miklos Haraszti reports on media freedom in Belarus

October 28, 2015

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, CMDS fellow Miklós Haraszti, commended that protests against the perceived flaws of the presidential election in the country were not met with violence as in previous cases, but regretted that no progress was made in serving the Belarusians’ right to free and fair election.

Report on the State of Internet Freedom in Hungary as Part of Comparative Study of the Visegrad4 Countries

April 27, 2015

Title: Internet Freedom Report 2014: Hungary
Author: Gábor Polyák (Mérték Média Monitor), Kate Coyer, Joost van Beek
Publication Type: Report
Year: 2015
Date Published: 03/2015
Institution: Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) for Internet Freedom Report 2014: Visegrad Four  
Language: English 

New Media, Old Politics: Digital Media, Elections and Democracy Consolidation in Nigeria

November 26, 2014

Title: New Media, Old Politics: Digital Media, Elections and Democracy Consolidation in Nigeria
Author: Matthew Adeiza
Publication Type: Report
Year: 2014
Pages: 13
Date Published: 11/2014
Institution: Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS)
Language: English