Attila Bátorfy is a journalist and data visualization expert working at Átlátszó, the first crowdfunded, independent investigative journalism center in Hungary, and the head of project of the graphic team ATLO. He creates data based media literacy and digital humanities projects in collaboration with Transparency International Hungary, Center for Independent Journalism Budapest, Mérték Media Monitor, the Asimov Foundation, Central European University, the Open Society Archives and the Association of Hungarian Content Providers. He is also a master teacher of journalism and media at the Department of Media and Communications at ELTE, and fellow and data advisor at CMDS, and he serves on the editorial board of Médiakutató, a quarterly scientific journal of Media Studies. He teaches data visualization at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Previously, he was an editor at Kreatív magazine and Vs.hu. As the editor of Kreatív, Attila investigated and analyzed media ownership, the state capture of the media market, state advertising and governmental influence on the sector. At Vs.hu, he worked on a large number of data based projects and visualizations. For his journalistic work, he received the Quality Journalism Award, the Eörsi János Memorial Award and Prima Junior, and he was also shortlisted for the GEN Data Journalism Award. In 2015, he mentored the investigative journalism program of Transparency International, and was a guest speaker at the DataHarvest Conference organized in Brussels. His essays and articles related to music and art were featured in Beszélő, Aspecto, Café Babel and Music Networks.
Ian M. Cook is a Research Fellow at the Central European University (Budapest). An anthropologist with a regional focus on south India, he works primarily on cities, new media and doing academia differently. He has published work on topics including small cities, housing, vigilantism and land. He is keen to open up universities, which he does (hopefully) by both making academic podcasts and teaching others how to make them, and as part of an access programme for refugees and asylum seekers. He likes to work with sounds, images and texts. His current research projects include – urban change in Mangaluru (India), academic podcasting, corruption and environmental damage in Hungary, digital media, and urban justice in Europe. At CEU he currently works at the Centre for Media Data & Society, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy and OLIve.
Personal website: The City as a River
Podcast (co)host @ Online Gods & New Books Network
Co-founder @ CEU Podcast Library
Editor @ Allegra
Project sites: UrbanA & Black Waters
Social: LinkedIn // Twitter
Research: Academia.edu // Google Scholar // Research Gate
Zselyke Csaky is Research Director for Europe and Eurasia at Freedom House and oversees Nations in Transit, an annual survey of democracy from Central Europe to Central Asia. Her research interests focus primarily on the politics of Central Europe and on the state of the media regionally and globally. She has written extensively on issues of democratic governance and press freedoms in Central Europe and the Balkans and co-hosts In Between Europe, a podcast focusing on the region. Prior to joining Freedom House, she served as researcher in different capacities at other international organizations. She is a CEU alumna and discovered the beauty of law when applied in privacy and freedom of expression cases while doing her master’s in Human Rights.
Jovana Davidović is a teaching assistant and a doctoral student at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Montenegro. She obtained an MA degree at the Department of Political Science at Central European University, where she investigated the relationship between authoritarian submission and party preferences in Montenegro. Jovana received CEU’s academic excellence award, and the best MA thesis award. She was a coordinator of the international project Executive Approval Database (2017-2018) for Central and Eastern Europe, and a president of the Montenegrin Association of Political Science Students (2015-2016). Jovana was associated with several public and private Montenegrin media. As an awardee of the Montenegrin Ministry of Science, Jovana currently investigates patriarchal attitudes and media representation of gender roles, with a specific focus on sex-selective abortion in Montenegro. Her research interests include psychology of communication, media, political psychology, political communication, psychological and political anthropology.
Zsuzsa Detrekői is a TMT lawyer and a part-time academic. She was a consultant of OpenNet Initative at Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University for several months in 2007 and 2008. She was the general counsel of major Hungarian online content provider origo.hu. Currently she is legal counsel of a major ISP in Hungary. She also provides legal support for the Association of Hungarian Content Providers. Her research area is online content and internet related regulations about what she wrote her thesis on and achieved PhD in 2016.
Jozef Michal Mintal is a PhD student in International Relations at Matej Bel University. He is also the Co-founder of the UMB Data&Society Lab, where he is currently the IBM CARWST Research Fellow, working under the Cognitive Analytics for Real-World Security Threats (CARWST) research project funded by IBM. Jozef’s research focuses on the interaction of digital technologies with society. His is currently involved in research projects on computational propaganda, and in a project on mapping disinformation websites together with the Centre for Media, Data and Society at the CEU. His PhD dissertation focuses on the weaponization of content volume and content diversity levels on digital platforms in the V4. Prior to pursuing his PhD he worked at senior positions in various NGOs in the field of foreign and security policy, and start-ups.
Adil Nussipov is a researcher working on a project aiming to map the global data governance and to identify the design of the global data governance architecture. He also works on the Media Influence Matrix project at the Center for Media, Data and Society and acts as Global Governance Editor at E-International Relations. He graduated with distinction from Central European University with an MA in International Relations. Before CEU, he obtained his BA degree in Political Science and International Relations at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. He has extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research, gained through studies, research assistantships and internships. His research interests are global data policy, government-media relations and global governance. He also acts as Head of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at Accountability Initiative for Reform, a non-profit organization in Kazakhstan.
György Túry, Associate Professor, holds a Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies and is a two-time Fulbright grant recipient (Columbia University and Ohio State University). His interests range from literary/cultural studies to media studies, and has published papers on gonzo and new journalism, literary journalism in Hungary and Poland, Marshall McLuhan, Susan Sontag, Hans Magnus Enzensberger and the 1960s New Left’s visions of the media futures, and the cultural politics and practices of illiberalism, among other topics. Apart from literary and cultural studies he has worked in international higher education management. In recent years his interests have also included the artistic use of inter-, multi- and transmedia in installations, especially in the works of British artist Isaac Julian and Greek artist George Drivas. Following Mark Deuze, he thinks that we no longer live with, but in media.