Centre for Media Studies (CEMES)

Centre for Media Studies (CEMES)

Centre for Media Studies (CEMES) is a research and analytical unit affiliated to the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism. Its history dates back to 1996, when it was established thanks to a grant to support scientific activities as a university research institute dedicated to the study of the current role of the Czech mass media in a global context


  • focuses on research and analyses in the field of media, marketing and Journalism
  • provides applied research and analytical tasks for state and public institutions, NGOs and media.
  • is engaged in conceptual and educational activities and projects in the field of media and Journalism.
  • provides support for promotional activities of the Charles University, project: The third role of the Charles University – engaging the public debate, part of the long term plan of the university (reflection of current topics-analysis, analyses, methodology)

Our goals

  • research and analyses of communicational practices and aspects of Czech media culture, with emphasis on analyses of important social and political issues and its media coverage and framing.
  • expert research activities within the framework of national grant opportunities, applied research in the field of media and journalism within the Institute of Communication studies and Journalism (ICSJ).
  • integration and coordination of research activities within ICSJ

Our focus

  • expert and analytical activities focused on the communication practices of contemporary Czech media, methodical and consulting activities (consultancy and training in the field of media relations and public relations, expertise and assessment of analytical procedures, evaluation of media campaigns, etc.).
  • professional research activities within the framework of the national grant opportunities - the selected areas where the FSV UK wants to enter into a public discussion, grant applications should be systematically prepared.
  • cooperation with the regulatory bodies, key stakeholders and public service media


PhDr. Irena Prázová, PhD., head
PhDr. Jan Křeček, PhD., analytic
PhDr. Vlastimil Nečas, PhD., analytic


An analytical team is always assembled to the assignment and is usually supplemented by other ICSJ experts according to the required areas and methods.


Centre for Media Studies (CEMES)
Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism
Faculty of Social Sciences
Charles University

Smetanovo nábřeží 6
110 01 Prague 1

+420 222 112 253