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Center for Media and Communication Studies - CMCS

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The Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) is the hub for media and communication research at the Central European University (CEU), with a mission to advance media and communication scholarship in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. The CMCS produces scholarly and practice-oriented research addressing academic, policy and civil society needs. CMCS research promotes pluralism, participation and the democratic potential of the media, and investigates the complexities of media and communication in transition.


Based in Budapest, the CMCS was initiated in 2004 through the joint efforts of the CEU and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. The Center serves as a focal point for an international network of acclaimed scholars and academic institutions; offers innovative courses across several CEU departments; provides trainings and consultancies; and organizes scholarly exchanges through workshops, lectures and conferences on current developments in the field.

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