The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) is a research center for the study of media, communication, and information policy and its impact on society and practice. Founded in 2004 as the Center for Media and Communication Studies, CMDS is part of CEU’s School of Public Policy and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists.

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September 28, 2020
The Ethical Journalism Network, together with their partners the Evens Foundation and the Fritt Ord Foundation, have produced a report about the challenges that the media are facing in Hungary.
September 25, 2020
The FinCEN Files investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and BuzzFeed News reveals the role of global banks in industrial-scale money laundering. Our Fellow, Dean Starkman worked as a senior editor in the project.
September 16, 2020
The journalism crisis affects everyone. What hope is there for independent news media, the basic element of democratic societies? Watch our video to find out the answers!
September 1, 2020
Run by a team of journalists, researchers, designers and social media experts in Lebanon, Megaphone aims to cover underreported issues and engage young audiences. Using cards helped to achieve this goal.


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