Edited by Center for Media, Data and Society fellows Lina Dencik and Oliver Leistert, Critical Perspectives on Social Media and Protest takes a much-needed critical approach to the relationship between social media and protest. Highlighting key issues and concerns in contemporary forms of social media activism, including questions of censorship, surveillance, individualism, and temporality, the book combines contributions from some of the most active scholars in the field today.
Sejal Parmar, assistant professor of law in the Department of Legal Studies at CEU, is one of ten expert contributors of “Journalism at Risk,” a new book from the Council of Europe examining the role of journalism in democratic societies. Parmar’s chapter analyzes the “The international human rights protection of journalists.”
CMDS's summer course on Internet Governance, Civil Society and Policy Advocacy brought together 22 students from 18 countries to address the most pressing challenges of internet governance, freedom of expression, digital rights and policy advocacy.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklos Haraszti, who is also CMDS's Resident Fellow, raised alarm at the deterioration of the plight of several political prisoners ahead of the October presidential elections, and reiterated his calls to the immediate and unconditional release of all those imprisoned for the exercise of their political and other rights.
Joost van Beek, research fellow at the Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) and Kate Coyer, director of the Civil Society and Technology Project at CMDS, presented preliminary research findings from their study on the digital content sharing and archiving practices of community media around Europe at the international conference “Radio Archives in European Community Media,” which took place in Halle, Germany, on June 5-6.
The Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS) at SPP and Freedom House organized a panel discussion on May 21 to consider some of the conclusions of the recent Freedom House report, Freedom of the Press 2015. The discussion, which was moderated by Andras Petho, co-founder and editor of Direkt36, offered a range of perspectives from journalists and scholars on the globa
CEU’s School of Public Policy, the Center for European Union Research, the French Institute of Budapest, and the French Embassy organized a series of discussions at CEU on May 19 to reflect on freedom, religion, and security in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack on January 7, 2015. The event was part of CEU’s Frontiers of Democracy series.
Should we fear or welcome the internet’s evolution? The “internet of things” is the rapidly growing network of everyday objects—eyeglasses, cars, thermostats—made smart with sensors and internet addresses. Soon we will live in a pervasive yet invisible network of everyday objects that communicate with one another. In this original and provocative book, Director of the Center for Media, Data and Society Philip N.