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Down, but Not Out – New Podcast by CMDS

The first episode of the new podcast series of CEU Democracy Institute’s Center for Media, Data and Society (CMDS), produced by Project Officer Dumitrita Holdis and journalist Justin Spike, addresses political interference and reader solidarity by focusing on the story of Telex.hu.

Telex is a Hungarian media organization that was willed into being by its founders when one of the country’s flagship media outlets, Index.hu was pushed to the brink of collapse by government pressure. When almost all of Index’s 90-member staff resigned, they set out to start their own organization and to fund it through reader contributions. In the first month of their crowdfunding campaign, they collected 1 million euros from their readers.

Listen to the episode here.
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