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Previously he was academic director of the Center for Media and Communication Studies at Central European University, where he also taught as associate professor of political science.
He served in major international media research and consultancy projects, including as Chair of the COST A30 Action East of West: Setting a New Central Eastern European Media Research Agenda (2005–2009), and key expert in the EU project An independent study on indicators for media pluralism (2008–2009).
His research focuses on media in China and post-communist Central and Eastern Europe; journalism, sustainability and the environment; and media and Buddhism. He has published over 20 books and several book chapters and journal articles about media and politics.
He has received several research awards and fellowships, including Fulbright Fellowship at Columbia University, Japan Foundation Fellowship at the University of Tokyo, ACLS Research Scholarship at the Woodrow Wilson Center (Washington, D.C.), and a General Research Fund grant, Hong Kong.
His latest publications include:
- Media, Nationalism and European Identities (co-edited with K. Jakubowicz; Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2011)
- Comparative Media Systems: European and Global Perspectives (co-edited with B. Dobek-Ostrowska, M. Glowacki, and K. Jakubowicz; Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2010)
- Finding the Right Place on the Map: Central and Eastern European Media Change in Global Perspective (co-edited with K. Jakubowicz; Bristol: Intellect Books, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2008).