Bangladesh’s Changing Mediascape  (Book)

From State Control to Market Forces

With contributions from a diverse group of media and communications scholars from around the globe, BangladeshÆs Changing Mediascape presents a pioneering study of the trends, patterns, and prospects shaping the contemporary Bangladeshi media. Among the many topics discussed here are the difference among specific media formats, including television, newspapers, radio, film, and photography; policy issues; and the challenge that new media poses to governance in a developing nation faced with innumerable economic, social, and political problems. Eschewing the currently dominant development communication model, the editors argue that market forces rather than planned state interventions will contribute to a more equitable communication environment.

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The book is a collection of essays that provide an in-depth understanding of the changing Bangladesh mediascape. The essays focus on, respectively, specific media (television, radio, film, the press and photography), policy issues and the challenge of the new media to governance in an emerging and developing nation faced with innumerable economic, social and physical problems. The book deliberately avoids the development communication model and argues that market forces rather than planned state interventions will contribute to a more equitable communication environment for Bangladesh.

Brian Shoesmith is Adjunt Professor of Communication and Contemporary Arts at Edith Cowan University, Australia

Jude William Genilo is Head of the Media Studies and Journalism Department. University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

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