Sound–Resounds: Research and Sonic Production Opportunity

October 31, 2017

Central European University’s (CEU) “Sound Relations” Project, funded by the Intellectual Themes Initiative, seeks a talented and highly motivated CEU student or alum to conduct research on the special audio collections of the Blinken Open Society Archives at CEU. The full description of the call is attached.

Application deadline is November 15th.

Why is Hungary Europe's Most Socially Networked Country?

October 27, 2017

Eva Bognar, CMDS' senior program officer has recently been quoted by OZY in their article about the most socially networked country in Europe: Hungary. According to a recent Eurostat report, 83% of Hungarian internet users are on social media, which is the highest rate in Europe, 20 percent above the EU average.

Passive Media Creates Passive Audiences

October 19, 2017

What are the most pressing problems journalists face in captured media environments across Central and Eastern Europe? How can journalists remain committed to the core values and ethics of journalism if they need to fight completely unprecedented challenges?

Digital Policymaking Needs to be Lean and Agile – Verhulst Introduces the Digital Policy Model Canvas

September 29, 2017

Stefaan Verhulst, member of the CMDS advisory board and co-founder of the The Governance Lab, has recently written about the digital policy model canvas, a tool developed by The Governance Lab that “would guide policy makers to derive specific policies and regulatory mechanisms in an agile and iterative manner – integrating both design thinking and evidence based policy making.”

Using Social Media Data for Good – New Report Co-Authored by Stefaan Verhulst

September 28, 2017

The rise of digital technology and the emergence of social media platforms have resulted in new forms of data that could play a key role in tackling the challenges of the 21st century, from natural disasters to inequality and terrorism crises, just to name a few. A new report by Stefaan G. Verhulst, a member of CMDS’ advisory board and co-founder and chief research and development officer of The Governance Lab, and Andrew Young, knowledge director at The Governance Lab, examines approaches to extract public value from social media data through so-called data collaboratives.