Advocating for Broadcast Media Liberalization in Bangladesh

Project Coordinator : Mr. M. Shahab Enam Khan
Project Duration :  June, 2005- May, 2006
Development Partner : KATALYST

Status : Completed

Objective :

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 was explored the constraints to broadcast media liberalization in Bangladesh. Under this project, policy recommendations and a media report on liberalization of broadcast media was disseminated. A high level advocacy group was formed which includes former senior civil servants, leading private sector representatives, academics, high-profile media personalities, and civil society activists. Under this project, study visits had taken place to Malaysia, India, Nepal, and in the near future would travel to Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. Mr. Shahab Enam Khan was working as the Lead Researcher for this project.