The Radio as an Instrument for Change: Bangladesh Perspective

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Offline Sheikh Shafiul Islam

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The Radio as an Instrument for Change: Bangladesh Perspective
« on: November 16, 2013, 03:27:37 PM »
The Radio as an Instrument for Change: Bangladesh Perspective

Robaet Ferdous, Associate Professor, Mass Communication and Journalism, Dhaka University
Sheikh Mohammad Shafiul Islam, Assistant Professor,  Journalism & Mass Communication, Daffodil International University

Abstract
The radio is a mighty electronic media having gigantic power to reach the audience with news, education, entertainment and developmental motivation programmes. Due to nature of the media, it can even reach the remotest areas of the world within seconds. The radio is very useful to those million of illiterate people of the developing countries who cannot read and write. In Bangladesh, the state owned radio channel ‘Bangladesh Betar’ has played an effective and glorious role during and after the liberation war. In the 1980s, radio played significant role to campaign on population control, alleviation of poverty, prevention of cholera, mass education and other development issues. At present, the media is losing its appeal gradually though it has still a great potentiality in creating new opportunities for development as a tool of change. The article aims at analyzing the role of radio as an instrument for facilitating positive changes in the development sectors of the country.

[For detailed article, please consult  'Social Science Review, The Dhaka University Studies, Part-D, Vol.30, No.1, June 2013]
Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Shafiul Islam
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Journalism and Mass Communication
Daffodil International University

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Re: The Radio as an Instrument for Change: Bangladesh Perspective
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 03:04:01 PM »
Today also we can't ignore it's necessity in coastal areas.

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Re: The Radio as an Instrument for Change: Bangladesh Perspective
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 02:02:01 PM »
thanks, definitely, i agree with you. You know that at present 14 community radios are functioning in the remote areas of the country including the coastal regions. The community radio like lokobetar in Barguna has contributed to minimizing loss which was apparently  triggered by the last Mohasen.
Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Shafiul Islam
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Journalism and Mass Communication
Daffodil International University

Offline Muhammed Rashedul Hasan

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Re: The Radio as an Instrument for Change: Bangladesh Perspective
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 07:27:32 PM »
Thanks for sharing.