Movers and Shakers

Who Influences Media and Policy in Bulgaria
Decision-making in the Bulgarian media regulation and policy is a highly politicized process dominated by a few groups of businessmen associated with political parties. Political control of media regulation has a negative impact on independent journalism in the country, according to a new report released in November 2018 by the CEU Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS), a global thinkm tank based in Budapest.



A balanced report about how media policy works in Russia is now out. Its author is an investigative journalist who analyzed the power dynamic in Russia's media policy. Vladimir Putin, Russia's president is a key player in the country's media policy. But there are many other actors who heavily influence the process, according to the report, which was issued by the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS), an international research hub based in Budapest.
A new report in the Media Influence Matrix was released by the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS). The first in a series of three studies about politics, journalism and technology, Czech Republic: Funding Journalism is mapping the key funders of news media and journalism in the Czech Republic.
Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) released a new report mapping the key players in the Bulgarian information technology market and their relations with government and media outlets.
A new report from the Budapest-based CEU report maps the key infuencers in the Slovak media
Prospect about how Trump’s State Department scraps an Obama-era proposal to bolster independent newspapers in Hungary.