Category Archives: Media

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Shahana Siddiqui

Published in the Daily Star Forum on 4 July 2011.

This piece argues that the case of Rumana Monzur and others will simply fade in and out of newspaper headlines and civil society interest.

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The Power of Television

Jyoti Rahman.

Published in the Forum on 8 May 2011.

This piece contemplates the good, bad and the inevitable of television.

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Pride and (extreme) prejudice

Naeem Mohaiemen.

Published in the Daily Star on 15 December 2010.

This piece dissects the recent controversy affecting Dr Yunus.

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Media and politics

Asif Saleh and Mridul Chowdhury.

Published in the Independent on 10 October 2010.

This piece provides a brief history of the media’s role in politics over the past few decades.

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Faceblocked

By Fariha Sarawat.

Published in the Daily Star on 2 June 2010.

This piece shows the folly in the government’s recent ‘temporary’ ban on Facebook.

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Sexual harassment and our morals police

by Hana Shams Ahmed.

Published in the Daily Star on 25 February 2010.

This piece discusses paternalistic hypocrisies of our society in the wake of a recent Bangla movie.

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Media and politics

Asif Saleh and Mridul Chowdhury

Published in the Seminar-India on 1 Nov 2009.

THE media scene in Bangladesh has undergone a dramatic transformation over the past forty years. What initially started as an outcome of missionary zeal has now grown into a full-fledged industry, employing a significant number of journalists and plays an important role in the shaping of democracy in Bangladesh. With an increase in the number of distribution channels as a result of significant new investment, the media’s role has expanded in both the print and electronic domains.

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