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.

Latest news

August 9, 2022

In a new post on Verfassungsblog, CMDS Fellow Joan Barata writes about the re-emergence of the net neutrality debate in Europe.

August 5, 2022

CMDS Fellow Courtney Radsch examines the weaponization of state.aligned information operations and online harassment, their gendered dimension and AI's role, in a new report for OSCE.

August 2, 2022

CMDS Advisory Board Member Stefaan Verhulst and Core Faculty Member Cameran Ashraf participated in a timely online discussion organized by the European University Institute’s Global Peace Tech Hub on how to use data to help Ukrainian refugees.

August 1, 2022

Niels ten Oever and CMDS Fellow Stefania Milan review the history of international communication standards from the telegraph to 5G in a new article in the Journal of Standardization.


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