The Center for Media and Communication Studies (CMCS) is a research center of Central European University in Budapest dedicated to advancing media and communications scholarship and the democratic potential of the media.

The CMCS produces scholarly and practice-oriented research addressing academic, policy and civil society needs. CMCS research and activities address media and communication policy and the democratic potential of the media, civil society and participation, fundamental communication and informational rights, and the complexities of media and communication in transition.

On the subject of the media laws in Hungary, the CMCS also compiled an interactive timeline and an overview of key resources, as well as a comprehensive online archive with links to the legislation, government statements, reports by intergovermental bodies and international NGOs, and news reports.

Contact the CMCS: Tel. (36-1) 327-3000 2607; E-mail: cmcs AT