Marius Dragomir on the Impact of Media Capture in EJN Panel Discussion

October 12, 2021

CMDS Director Marius Dragomir participated in a surprisingly optimistic panel discussion organized by the Ethical Journalism Network, the Evens Foundation and Free Press Unlimited on the crackdown on freedom of expression in Central Eastern Europe.

Marius Dragomir on Hungarian and Polish Media in El Diario

October 11, 2021

Our Director Marius Dragomir talked to Spanish online newspaper El Diario about the situation of the media in Hungary and Poland.

CMDS Fellows Júlia Sonnevend, Kate Coyer and Zselyke Csáky at Probing Democracy Conference

October 8, 2021

The Democracy Institute’s Probing Democracy conference featured three CMDS Fellows. Júlia Sonnevend discussed the challenges of knowledge production and democracy, while Kate Coyer and Zselyke Csáky talked about illiberalization and the public sphere.

Jozef M. Mintal on the Tech Stacks of Untrustworthy Slovak and Czech Websites

In a new paper for Communication and Smart Technologies, CMDS Fellow Jozef Michal Mintal and his colleagues at UMB Data&Society Lab mapped the back-end services untrustworthy Czech and Slovak websites rely on and analyzed how they can be utilized to combat disinformation.

Dean Starkman Serves as Senior Editor for the Pandora Papers

October 5, 2021

CMDS Fellow Dean Starkman worked as a senior editor of the Pandora Papers, which he hopes will shed some light on the shadowy system of the offshore world that undermines faith in democratic institutions.