Print Media Coverage on Climate Change Issues in Bangladesh
Islam, Sheikh Mohammad Shafiul
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Abstract: Climate change is a momentous issue across the globe since the onset of the mid-19th century. The impact of ‘climate changes’ is one of the most critical issues for Bangladesh due to its geological position, high density of population, poverty and dependence of some major livelihood sectors on climatic factors. Communication experts have traditionally defined some major functions of the mass media to the society: to inform, to educate and to entertain. Media can play these roles effectively to communicate the climate change issues in Bangladesh. Experience and observation show that media have no agenda in general to disseminate information on adaptation and mitigation of catastrophic-shocks triggered by ‘climate change’. The article depicts how the print media of Bangladesh oversee ‘climate change’ issues and cover the same.
- Volume 2, July 2014