‘Quality education, jobs Bangladesh’s key priorities’ – a chit chat with Nobel Laureate Finn Kydland

Bangladesh needs to encourage the youth by undertaking initiatives to promote entrepreneurs and ensure their participation in the development process, says Finn Kydland, Nobel Laureate economist and professor of economics at the University of California. He strongly feels that the government of Bangladesh has to ensure proper and quality education and jobs for the younger generation. “They... Continue Reading →

We are extremely grateful for the timely initiative of the education minister, whose ministry reinstated Shyamal Kanti Bhakta, the humiliated headmaster of Narayanganj Piyar Sattar Latif High School, and scrapped the school management committee after the investigation committee found allegations of the headmaster demeaning religion to be untrue. Even before taking the laudable step, the... Continue Reading →

Bangladesh eyes online media controls

The Bangladesh government aims to regulate and monitor online news media, New Age newspaper reports. Many news portals show scant regard for accountability, says Information Minster Hasanul Haq Inu. Under proposed rules, news sites, including those run by newspapers and TV stations, must seek registration. They will be barred from carrying content that "demeans" the... Continue Reading →

Where we stand on media governance

The ideal approach could be formation of an independent National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) that would examine the existing laws and policies first and then chalk out a media governance plan. Instead, we have a new law on the table to talk about – the Broadcasting Act, 2016, indemnifying the minister, commission officials, consultants and other... Continue Reading →

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