Bangladesh is a country of numerous events. Political chaos, corruption, religious extremism, poor governance, and violations of human rights often rule the country. The role of the media is to expose them through reporting. In some countries media are doing this effectively but sadly, in Bangladesh, media are seldom seen doing this vital job. Both the media and the government are to be blamed for this. Amid a climate of fear, media owners and editors have become highly self-censored while the government’s application of regulatory measures has squeezed the space for media. Journalists, on the other hand, are directly affiliated with the party politics in greater number, taking political parallelism from bad to worst.
Despite the credibility crisis and limitations, people have multiple options of getting news—from live and instant news services to details and analytical stories. The greatest outcome of having so many media is that they are bringing out everything occurring even at remotest part of the country.