Establishing Democracy in Bangladesh: Evaluating the Role of Media
Keywords:Media, Freedom of media, Media regulation, Democracy
Purpose of the study: This paper aims to examine the role of media and its significance in a democratic society like Bangladesh. The paper is also an attempt to identify the major challenges of working of media in the way to establishing the democracy in Bangladesh.
Methodology: The study is mainly qualitative and descriptive in nature. The study is based on secondary data and archival resources. A comprehensive literature review was undertaken using current and historical materials relevant to media and democracy interface.
Findings: The paper finds that despite of having several measures for media and the existence of number of media, free working environment for media is still heavily obstructed in Bangladesh.
Implications: This study highlights, for the interest of democracy, the interface among the media, democracy, good governance, and the peaceful development of society. The identification of challenges of working of media freely can pave the way for establishing democracy in Bangladesh.
Limitations and Future direction: The paper is mainly based on secondary sources and analysis of existing literature. No primary data has been collected and utilized and as such future studies should adopt a holistic approach to portray the meaningful role of media in establishing democracy in Bangladesh.
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