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Bangladesh's Changing Mediascape: From State Control to Market Forces


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With contributions from a diverse group of media and communications scholars from around the globe, Bangladeshandrsquo;s 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.

About the Author

Brian Shoesmith is adjunct professor of communication and contemporary arts at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia and author of, most recently, Global Media: The Rise of Digital Culture.

Jude William Genilo is head of the Media Studies and Journalism Department at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

Md Asiuzzaman is assistant professor in the Media Studies and Journalism Department at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

Table of Contents


List of Tables, Boxes, and Matrices

List of Figures and Photographs

1 Bangladesh's Changing Mediascape: An Introduction

Brian Shoesmith and Jude William Genilo

2 From Few to Many Voices: An Overview of Bangladesh's Media

Brian Shoesmith and Shameem Mahmud

Part I: Histories

3 The Transformation of the Bangladesh Press

Shameem Mahmud

4 Radio in Bangladesh: Growth, Decline and Transformation

Jude William Genilo, Bikash Ch. Bhowmick, and Brian Shoesmith

5 Rickshaw Puller's Dreams: From a Cultural History to an Economic Geography of Bangladesh Popular Cinema

Zakir Hossain Raju

6 Mand#252;lafhireejawa (back to the root): Photojournalism and Documentary Photography in Bangladesh

Norman Leslie

7 Fragile Fourth Estate: A History of Censorship in Bangladesh (1972-2012)

Naeem Mohaiemen

8 Media Law in Bangladesh

A B M Hamidul Mishbah

Part II: Social and Political Contexts

9 Negotiating Identity: Islam in the Films of Tareque and Catherine Masud

Juditha Ohlmacher and Anis Pervez

10 Women in Bangladeshi Soap Operas: Myth or Reality?

Monami Haque

11 'Digital Bangladesh': Technology, Inequality and Social Change

AJM Shafiul Alam Bhuiyan

12 Narratives on Digital Bangladesh: Shared Meanings, Shared Concerns

Jude William Genilo, Shamsul Islam, and Marium Akther

13 A Political History of Television in Bangladesh

Brian Shoesmith, Shameen Mahmud, and S M Shameem Reza

Part III: Media Practices

14 The Profile and Activity of Citizen Journalists: A Study on Bangla Blog Community

Fahmidul Haq

15 Independent Cinema in Bangladesh: Its Roots, Growth, Challenges, and Opportunities

Fahmidul Haq and Shanthi Balraj

16 Politics of Restraint: The Media and the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Hana Shams Ahmed

17 Television, Discursive Spaces, and the Public Sphere of Bangladesh

Jude William Genilo and Ashik Mohammad Shafi

18 Public Relations in Bangladesh: Past Discourses, Future Trends

Jude William Genilo and Imtiaz Ahmed Chowdhury

19 Challenging the Hegemonic Gaze: Women and Representation in a Cross-cultural Context

Caitlin Harrison

20 Conclusion: A Final Word on Market Forces and the Bangladeshi Mediascape

Brian Shoesmith and Jude William Genilo

Product Details

Shoesmith, Brian
Intellect (UK)
Asiuzzaman, Md
Genilo, Jude William
Ethnic Studies - General
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