Articles

New publication by Judit Barta

Our pre-doctoral CMDS fellow, Judit Barta has recently published her article in the Hungarian journal, Médiakutató about the effect of algorithms as hybrids on online journalism. Following up on Bruno Latour, Barta gives an overview of how algorithms are applied by online journalism, and what sociomaterial interpretations researchers of journalism provide of algorithms. 

Kristina Irion's op-ed on Cloud Services after Snowden

CMDS team member, Kristina Irion has authored an op-ed for the Internet Policy Review on cloud services made in Europe after Snowden and Schrems. She writes that "the geolocation of server farms - where data is stored and computing is performed – has evolved into an important attribute of cloud computing. By now, clients and providers are increasingly conscious of the actual whereabouts of cloud services. As a standalone fact this sounds counter-intuitive since cloud technology is location-independent and distance should not matter anymore.

Sejal Parmar contributes to Journalism at Risk

Sejal Parmar, core faculty member of CMDS and Assistant Professor of Law at CEU's Department of Legal Studies has contributed to the Council of Europe's new book, Journalism at Risk, in which ten experts from different backgrounds examine the role of journalism in democratic societies. Is journalism under threat? The image of journalists, as helmeted war correspondents protected by bullet-proof vests and armed only with cameras and microphones, springs to mind. Physical threats are only the most visible dangers, however. Journalists and journalism itself are facing other threats such as censorship, political and economic pressure, intimidation, job insecurity and attacks on the protection of journalists’ sources. Social media and digital photography mean that anyone can now publish information, which is also upsetting the ethics of journalism.

Digital Activism and Hungarian Media Reform: The Case of Milla – Article Published by EJC

CMDS Acting Executive Director Eva Bognar, CMDS Fellow Lina Dencik and Peter Wilkin from the Brunel University, London have co-authored “Digital activism and Hungarian media reform: The case of Milla”. The article was published by the European Journal of Communication and it examines the rise of the Internet-based opposition group, One Million for the Freedom of the Press in Hungary (or Milla for short), and considers its impact as a form of digital activism in Hungarian political culture.

Article in European Law Review by DPP Faculty Marie-Pierre Granger and CMDS Affiliated Faculty Kristina Irion

DPP faculty Marie-Pierre Granger and CMDS affiliated faculty Kristina Irion co-authored an analysis of the recent Digital Rights Ireland decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union, which has just been published in the European Law Review.

Telecom Policy Across the Former Yugoslavia: Incentives, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

What is the recipe for good information policy? Hosman and Howard address this in an emerging economy context through case studies of six states that arose following the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia. These new nations pursued differing information policy paths that led to diverse outcomes. The authors find, in general, conventional positive outcomes supporting policies for privatization, liberalization, and competition; but at the same time discover many counter-intuitive outcomes based on each country’s unique circumstances.

Global Media and Communication publishes article by recent CMCS Fellow on "Defining the global at BBC World News

The journal Global Media and Communication is publishing an article byCMDS Fellow Lina Dencik, titled "What global citizens and whose global moral order? Defining the global at BBC World News".

Drawing on original research about BBC World News, Lina's article makes the case that news practices are developing in a far more complex and contradictory way than is often implied in discourses on the global ‘turn’ in politics.

Community Media in a Globalized World: The Relevance and Resilience of Local Radio

The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy offers insights into the boundaries of this field of study, assesses why it is important, who is affected, and with what political, economic, social and cultural consequences. This chapter by Kate Coyer contains sections on "The Need for an Enabling Environment", "Why Community Radio in a Global Media Era?", "So What are Community Media?", "Overview of the Legal Status of Community Radio Internationally" and "Key Issues for the Development of Community Radio Frameworks".