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CMDS Launches State Media Monitor, the World’s State Media Database

June 22, 2022

We are happy to announce the launch of the State Media Monitor, the world’s state media database, the most complete state media database ever built. Available through the website Statemediamonitor.com, the database contains information on 546 state-administered media companies in 151 countries.

Éva Bognár Discusses Trust, Propaganda and News Avoidance on Klubrádió

June 22, 2022

Our Senior Program Officer and Researcher Éva Bognár was interviewed on Klubrádió about the Reuters Digital News Report 2022.

Marius Dragomir Presents State Media Study at OSCE Expert Roundtable

June 21, 2022

CMDS Director Marius Dragomir was one of the presenters at the Sixth Expert Roundtable of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, discussing the role of public service media in countering disinformation.

Zselyke Csáky on Bellingcat on How Janša Copied Orbán’s Strategy

June 16, 2022

Our Fellow Zselyke Csáky talked to Bellingcat about the similarities between the media machine of former Slovenian prime minister Janez Janša and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán.

Reuters Digital News Report 2022: Depressing agenda is leading many people to turn away from the news as younger audiences lean further into TikTok

This year's Report provides evidence that much of the public is turning away from important stories such as the pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the cost-of-living crisis. The report documents ways in which the connection between journalism and much of the public may be fraying. The chapter on Hungary was written by CMDS Senior Program Officer and Researcher Éva Bognár.