Reports

Kyrgyz Media Policy: It’s All the President’s Men

The environment in which journalists operate in Kyrgyzstan has improved significantly after a new president took the country’s helm in 2017. However, the country’s media remain tied to the government’s apron strings, according to a newly released Media Influence Matrix report.

How to Build an Authoritarian Internet Culture: The Pakistan Model

Technology companies were hoped and expected to liberate the world and give journalism a platform to operate freely. But in Pakistan, they have become a policing tool.

Reuters Institute Publishes Digital News Report 2019

This year's report, surveying 75,000 people in 38 countries, looks at trust, concern over misinformation, news avoidance, populism's impact, top brands, how people access news and much more. The Hungarian chapter was written by Eva Bognar, Senior Program Officer and Researcher at Center for Media, Data and Society.

Media Capture in Europe: MDIF Publishes New Report by Dragomir

Media Development Investment Fund has published a major report, Media Capture in Europe, written by Marius Dragomir, Director of Center for Media, Data and Society, that examines the extent of media capture in Europe and how it is undermining democracy in many parts of East and Southeast Europe.

Who’s Funding Romanian Journalism?

A new generation of brash journalism outlets challenge the highly concentrated media system in Romania. But many of them remain highly vulnerable, according to Funding Journalism: Romania, the most comprehensive analysis of the country’s media in decades, released today by CMDS.

Media Impact Funders Releases New Report on Global Media Philanthropy

The report, with contribution of CMDS Director Marius Dragomir, highlights data, trends and pressing issues facing the field, and what funders can do moving forward.

CMDS Team Members Involved in UNESCO’s Global Report on Freedom of Expression

Monroe Price, founder and Advisory Board member of CMDS is a lead editor and researcher of the report, while Krisztina Rozgonyi, member of CMDS’s Media Policy Hub is one of the regional and thematic researchers. CMDS Director Marius Dragomir and CMDS Fellow Silvia Chocarro Marcesse are members of the Advisory Group of the report.

Public Service Media and Information Disorder

August 27, 2018
White paper by Minna Horowitz, co-organizer of the CMDS Public Media Speakers Series.

CMDS Hired by MDIF to Write Media Case Studies

The Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) commissioned CMDS to write a series of media case studies for a package of media business guides that they are publishing, targeted mostly at their investees, which include media outlets in over 70 countries all over the world. The first two case studies on implementing paywalls were written by Marius Dragomir, Dumitrita Holdis and Ian M. Cook, and they are already available online at this link or as a pdf below.