Media

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Let’s not interpret old media through a modern lens

Historical backdrop and our understanding of the relevant historical backdrop are important when we try to study a material or even enjoy it.

January 19, 2023
January 19, 2023

Bangladeshi TV shows fail to cater to ageing audiences

Older audiences have always relied on TV for clean and engaging content reflective of our local lifestyle.

January 9, 2023
January 9, 2023

Can we justify censorship in culture?

The panel spoke broadly about censorship, #MeToo movement, mob mentality, cancel culture, JK Rowling, and social media echo chambers. 

January 5, 2023
January 5, 2023

Are today’s youths turning away from traditional news outlets?

The way we consume news has changed a lot since the olden times.

January 1, 2023
January 1, 2023

A new book revisits guitar legend Niloy Das

Talking about the artist, co-author Milu Aman said, "Although he was admired in the world of music, many generations did not know him. This is our initiative to spread the word about the 'unsung hero' of our music, Niloy Da, and to get to know him a little more.’’

December 20, 2022
December 20, 2022

World Cup revealed our media's vulnerability to fake news

Fact-checkers in Bangladesh debunked at least 10 different fake or misleading news stories, eight of which are related to the football tournament, in top newspapers and TV channels.

November 3, 2022
November 3, 2022

The reason we consume mindless media

We, as a society, give far too much importance to intelligent content.

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Media in Bangladesh free to criticise my government: PM Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that Bangladesh's media has the freedom to say whatever they wish and added that the number of media houses have grown during her tenure.

August 15, 2022
August 15, 2022

A woman is dead. Why are we gossiping about her personal life?

Media has a responsibility to stop sensationalising stories about women and focus on the wider inequalities that affect them.

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

Tk 10 lakh fine for journalists' ‘illegal activity’?

There are already laws in place for newspapers and journalists. Why did the Press Council, then, take the initiative to amend the Press Council Act 1974, keeping provision to impose a fine of up to Tk 10 lakh? Is it not their obligation to protect the interests of journalists?