Posted on 29. Dec, 2009 by Mikey Leung in 2. Practical Information
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Bangladeshis absolutely love to talk, something referred to as adda, or gossip. So, despite some historical causes for concern (eg: successive military governments), the country normally enjoys a vibrant and vocal media, much in line with the debating nature of its people. Several new television and radio stations have opened in the last few years, although their editorial tilts do tend to reflect the political realities of the day. There are two national English newspapers although the readership, and hence editorial coverage, focuses mostly on Dhaka and sometimes Chittagong. Community radio stations were also recently approved in principle by government regulators, but only time will tell whether or not these are successful in promoting grassroots awareness where it is arguably most required.
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