Media Liberization

BEI in collaboration with KATALYST had undertaken a comprehensive research project on ‘Broadcast Media Liberalization in Bangladesh’. The project involved intensive research at global level to identify the role of liberalized media in developing the private sector as well as in social and community development. In the process, this study explored the constraints to broadcast media liberalization in Bangladesh. Under this project, policy recommendations and a media report on liberalization of broadcast media were disseminated. A high level advocacy group was formed which included former senior civil servants, leading private sector representatives, academics, high-profile media personalities, and civil society activists. Under this project, study visits have taken place to Malaysia, India, Nepal, and in the near future will travel to Indonesia, and Sri Lanka.