Bognar, Nemeth and Holdis on Independent Journalism in Shrinking Civic Space

May 12, 2021
A new publication by Free Press Unlimited features a case study by our Senior Program Officer and Researcher Eva Bognar and Communications Officer at CEU Democracy Institute Robert Nemeth, and two chapters by our Project Officer Dumitrita Holdis.

Dragomir on the Situation of the Hungarian Media

May 4, 2021
On World Press Freedom Day 2021, CMDS Director Marius Dragomir talked to Euractiv about the situation of the media in Hungary in an interview.

Birzeit University’s Media Development Center (Palestine) Joins the Media Influence Matrix Project

April 30, 2021
We are happy to announce a new partnership with the Media Development Center at Birzeit University (Palestine) for the Media Influence Matrix Project.

NEW Podcast! Down, but Not Out Ep4: On How to Launch a Paywall in 2002 and Live to Tell the Story

Malaysiakini is one of Malaysia’s most popular news sites, and was founded in 1999. In 2002, still a medium size organization, with 20 staff members, making money mostly from advertising and other services, Malaysiakini decided to introduce a paywall at a time when internet access, credit cards and online payments were far from popular anywhere in the world. This episode tells the story of this incredible experiment and its consequences for independent media.

Dragomir on Media Capture in Hungary and Poland

April 27, 2021
CMDS Director Marius Dragomir talked to Italian weekly l’Espresso about media capture in Hungary and Poland.