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 the CEU Democracy Institute and serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars, research institutions and activists.

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May 20, 2022

The Disinformation Governance Board was a major strategic error of the Biden administration, our Fellow Emma L Briant commented in a new piece for Reuters.

May 19, 2022

After the Buffalo, NY shooting, social media companies could crack down on the racist “great replacement theory,” but it would be politically difficult, our Fellow Courtney Radsch told the Los Angeles Times.

May 17, 2022

The UK government’s recent White Paper on broadcasting represents a concerted ideological attack on public service media, built on spurious evidence and undertaken entirely without meaningful democratic process, a new policy briefing by the Media Reform Coalition finds.

May 12, 2022

Our Director Marius Dragomir was a guest on Late Edition, a talk show on South Asian Television (SATV), one of the most viewed television channels in Bangladesh.


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