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Women’s use of ICTs in community radio: A case study from Bangladesh.

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Title: Women’s use of ICTs in community radio: A case study from Bangladesh.
Author: Rashid, Faria; Rashid, Faria
Department: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Program: Capacity Development and Extension
Advisor: Odame, Helen HamblyOdame, Helen Hambly
Abstract: Women’s use of ICTs in community radio in Bangladesh. Faria Rashid Advisor: University of Guelph, 2017 Dr. Helen Hambly Odame Community radio has a positive role for women empowerment. Community radio with new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) enhance women’s knowledge and improve their livelihoods. However, women’s empowerment will be achievable only when women in rural areas are well educated and able to use various ICTs such as computers, mobile phones, and the internet. This study was designed to investigate women’s use of ICTs for community radio in Bangladesh. Community radio is comparatively new communication media in Bangladesh. Existing body of literature on women’s use of ICTs for community radio does not address the real issues and challenges regarding women’s use of ICTs for community radio in Bangladesh. The study was designed to determine whether listeners to the community radio station have access to ICTs and how community radio facilitate and encourage women to use ICTs for communicating with community radio in Bangladesh. Keywords: Community radio, ICTs, women empowerment.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/11524
Date: 2017-08
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