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Women's Participation in Community Radio in Bangladesh

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dc.contributor.advisor Odame, Helen Hambly Anwar, Mahmuda 2015-03-19T14:12:31Z 2015-03-19T14:12:31Z 2015-03 2015-02-06 2015-03-19
dc.description.abstract This study is about women’s engagement in community radio (CR) in Bangladesh which is a relatively new innovation in the country. The thesis seeks to describe the current situation of how CR facilitates women’s access to and participation in media content, organizational structure, and media facilities. The analysis focuses on various levels of women’s participation as listeners, programmers and managers in community media. Methods used in the study include key informant interviews, semi-structured interviews, and observation. Community radio creates interest among women listeners in communities by using local content in local languages as well as providing opportunities for women to be involved with local media. The study finds however, that women are not participating at a level where they can manage communication processes or use their own knowledge and resources. The study concludes that in order to sustain community media, women need to be recognized and involved as an important part of the community. This study supports that women want to own their communication processes through developing their capacity in community radio. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject community radio en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject participation en_US
dc.subject Bangladesh en_US
dc.title Women's Participation in Community Radio in Bangladesh en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Capacity Development and Extension en_US Master of Science en_US School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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