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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April 16, 2021

"Britain's media is owned by a tiny handful of corporations, with three companies controlling 90% of newspaper circulation – if we want a real democracy, it's time to break the power of the media moguls", writes CMDS researcher Tom Chivers, for Tribune Magazine. 

April 14, 2021
We are happy to announce that Sam Phiri has joined our Center as a Fellow.
April 13, 2021
Wrong policy decisions, hyper-competition on the telecom market and a vast technological gap: this is how Israel is losing its high-tech sparkle, a newly released CMDS report found.
April 12, 2021

Can journalism cooperatives and subscription newsletters put power back in the hands of journalists?


The Journalism Crisis and How To Fix It


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Marius Dragomir, Jane McElhone, Sonny Swe
February 22, 2021
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