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Fragile Democracy, Indications of Failed State and Lack of Good Governance: Perspective Bangladesh

Syed Mahfujul haque Marjan
Lecturer
Journalism and Mass Communication
Daffodil International University
Samia Rahman
Associate Professor
Journalism and Mass Communication
University of Dhaka
levitra diovan Introduction:
Bangladesh is one of the countries who follows the Westminister style of Democracy. People elect political party to rule themselves for five years. When the party comes to the power, they try to be more autocratic than the previous one. From the beginning of British rule in Banngladesh to the present era, people chose many governments. However, the government becomes more tyrannical after becoming rulers. This repressive attitudes brings another third power bypassing the democratic elected government. The inefficiency of government, enviousness makes easier the way for military coup. People regained the democracy but it become vulnerable facing different challenges. Ahamed (2004)1 said,
“It is evident from the findings that political institutions in Bangladesh are fragile in the absence of democratic political culture. Respondents showed considerable skepticism about significant changes without having political consensus. The lack of any consensual model of democracy and the political intolerance reinforce this fragility. ”
The people of Bangladesh struggeled for a strong democracy. Chaotic politics, struggle to go power and the politics of votings become more important. As a result the parliament becomes less important and inactive. The question is who is responsible for this failure? Is it for lack of trust or for discontinuty of democratic process. The study will try to focus on how the democracy of Bangladesh become endangerd, how does the lack of good governace brings fragile democracy, how does the lack of trust brings third force to take the power.
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Role of Mass Media in Setting Agenda and Manufacturing Consent: A Study on Wars to Rise of Radical Group (Hefajat-e-Islam) in Bangladesh

Syed Mahfujul Haque Marjan
Lecturer
Journalism and Mass Communication
Daffodil International University
Samia Rahman
Mass Communication and Journalism
University of Dhaka
Abstract:
The current liberalized environment is characterized by information and knowledge. Media is very powerful that plays a significant role in shaping public opinions and beliefs. Manufacturing consent by mass media for its own sake by using selective or propaganda news is a dormant question in present world especially in Bangladesh where massive media boom occurred after post millennium period. Political influence and pressure from the Government, self censorship by journalists due to stress from upper hierarchy are just some of the factors that affects viewer’s perception. Media is now playing a role for a change agent or a mediator of setting agenda. In this paper, the present problems underlying these facts in Bangladesh and the rest of the world are analyzed and compared with the similar case studies as it is essential to know how media shape the public opinion and setting agenda and manufacture consent.
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