Book launch and discussion on Free Speech and Censorship around the Globe
Monday, 30 November, 5:30pm
CEU, Budapest, V., Nador 9, Auditorium
Keynote Speech: Dunja Mijatovic (OSCE Representative for Freedom of Media)
Miklós Haraszti (CEU): Revisiting the Three Europes: Diverging Landscapes of Media Freedom of Expression
Andrei Richter (Special Advisor to the OSCE RFOM): Russia`s Supreme Court as Media Freedom Protector
Juan Barata (Principal Advisor to the OSCE RFOM and Research): The Role of the Mass Media in the Spanish Transition to Democracy and Its Subsequent Consolidation
Bernard Rorke (ERRC): Free to Hate? Anti-Gypsyism in 21st-Century Europe
Peter Molnar (ed.)

Book launch of The Green Bloc: Neo-avant-garde Art and Ecology under Socialism by Maja Fowkes
Time: 19:30, Wednesday, 25 November
Translocal Institute, Budapest, Dembinszky u. 10, 1071
Participants in the discussion:
Sándor Hornyik, PhD, art historian and curator, Hungarian Institute of Art History
Katalin Székely, independent art historian and curator, PhD fellow at ELTE Budapest

19 Novemebr 3pm-5pm
Book presentation in Wilson Center.

Visit our booth (#412) at ASEEES, browse our books and buy them at special convention price.
Join our breakfast reception and meet our authors at 9.45am.

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Living the High Life in Minsk by Margarita Balmaceda received the award for Best Foreign Monograph on Belarus published in 2013 and 2014 at the 5th International Congress of Belarusian Studies in Kaunas.

We are happy to announce that Friederike Kind-Kovács has won the USC Book Prize in Literary and Cultural Studies for Written Here, Published There: How Underground Literature Crossed the Iron Curtain.

Watch a book video for Political Justice in Budapest after World War II by Andrea Pető and Ildikó Barna.

Our 2015 Fall/Winter catalogue is available for download.

A long-awaited, highly-anticipated volume on nationalism and empire. The essays by outstanding scholars include case studies of Europe-based empires: Bourbon Spain, Napoleonic France, Italy, Great Britain, Oldenburg Denmark, Germany,Habsburg Austro-Hungary, Late-Ottoman Turkey, and Romanov Russia.
The Introduction can be downloaded free of charge from the book's webpage.

Watch an interview with Margarita Balmaceda about energy and state-building in Eastern Europe and about her book "Living the High Life in Minsk".

Energy and State-Building in Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania: Between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Power 

a lecture by

Margarita M. Balmaceda

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Comparative Media Systems
European and Global Perspectives

Edited by:
Bogusława Dobek-Ostrowska, University of Wrocław, Poland
Michał Głowacki, Associate Editor of Central European Journal of Communication
Karol Jakubowicz, Information for All Program, UNESCO
Miklós Sükösd, Central European University, Budapest

Introduced by Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini, the book takes stock of twenty years of exiting transformation of east European media systems after the collapse of communism in 1989—an explicit, comparative, academic discussion of media politics.

Leading researchers from different regions of Europe and the United States address five major interrelated themes: 1) how ideological and normative constructs gave way to empirical systematic comparative work in media research; 2) the role of foreign media groups in post-communist regions and the effects of ownership in terms of impacts on media freedom; 3) the various dimensions of the relationship between mass media and political systems in a comparative perspective; 4) professionalization of journalism in different political cultures—autonomy of journalists, professional norms and practices, political instrumentalization and the commercialization of the media; 5) the role of state intervention in media systems


Editors’ Introduction
Preface Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini
1. Introduction Karol Jakubowicz
2. Comparing West and East Hans J. Kleinsteuber
3. In Search of a Label for the Russian Media System Hedwig de Smaele
4. Introducing Turkey to the Three Media System Models Volkan Uce and Knut De Swert
5. A Perspective from the South Adrian Hadland
6. The Reform of the Public Radio and Television System in the United Kingdom and in Spain (2004–2007)
Carles Llorens and Isabel Fernández Alonso
7. Public Service Broadcasting in Ukraine Olexiy Khabyuk
8. Actors, Evolution, and Production Models in the Commodification of Spanish Television Laura Bergés Saura
9. The Global Journalist Wolfgang Donsbach
10. Czech Journalists after the Collapse of the Old Media System Jaromír Volek
11. Preserving Journalism Auksė Balčytien ė and Halliki Harro-Loit
12. Main Professional Dilemmas of Journalists in Poland Lucyna Szot
13. Comparing Media Systems and Media Content Hartmut Wessler, Malgorzata Skorek, Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw, Maximilian Held, Mihaela Dobreva, and Manuel Adolphsen
14. Political or Commercial Interests? Poland’s Axel Springer Tabloid, Fakt , and Its Coverage of Germany Maren Röger

The volume was co-published with the Center for Media and Communication Studies at CEU and was supported by COST A30--a research project of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology.
Other COST books by CEU Press: Media Freedom and Pluralism and Media, Nationalism and European Identities.

304 pages
ISBN 978-963-9776-54-8 cloth $50.00 / €38.00 / £32.00