Robert works as Communications and Outreach Officer for the Democracy Institute and as Editor of the Review of Democracy. Previously, he served as Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Media, Data and Society where he was responsible for the communication and dissemination of the Center's projects, programs and publications, and also participated in research projects like Journalism Breakthroughs or the Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in the Western Balkans. Prior to joining CEU, he had a 15-year-long career in journalism, focusing mostly on covering international news. He worked for different Hungarian TV stations and online media outlets in various positions ranging from journalist to senior editor and news producer. He also served as Content Project Manager for the European Maccabi Games 2019. Previously, he graduated in History and in Media Studies at the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest, then obtained an MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology at CEU. He is also a Media and Communications Consultant at Minority Rights Group Europe, and guest lecturer at the Department of Media and Communication at ELTE.
His recent publications include Hungarian Capital in Foreign Media: Three Strategic Models of Influencing the Neighbourhood (editor), The Debunking Effect – Recent and Upcoming Challenges for Fact-Checking Organizations (co-authored with Marius Dragomir), A Tale of Many Towns: How a Hungarian Watchdog NGO Widens its Outreach (co-authored with Eva Bognar), The Unbearable Ease of Misinformation (e-book, co-edited with Marius Dragomir and Eva Bognar), What Happens When Academia and Media Work Together (co-authored with Marius Dragomir) and How COVID-19 Threatens Media Freedom.
Robert was co-organizer of the Cross-Border Investigative Journalism Training and the Workshop on Misinformation and Propaganda for Hungarian Students, and has also completed various professional trainings including:
- Sapere Aude: Freedom and the Rule of Law (organized by the Association of Schools of Political Studies)
- VSPS Meets Russia: Journalism and News Media (organized by the Visegrad School of Political Studies)
- Media in Conflicts Seminar (organized by the International Disciplinary Center, Herzliya)
- Minority Realities in the News (organized by the Minority Rights Group)