Mass media and other forms of communication technology have an enormous influence in helping to shape public opinion and underlying sentiment. Newspapers, TV, and radio are all important sources of basic information about other people and other places and this can help to engender understanding if presented in a fair, even-handed, and non-inflammatory way. Eminence wants to contribute to the development sector through communication & media, thus, including it in the major thematic area.
The media system of a country is often labeled as libertarian or authoritarian based on the country’s political system. But very little is known about the media system of many developing nations that rejected authoritarian rulers and embraced liberal democracies. Bangladesh is one of those countries where remnants of authoritarianism remain dormant in the power structure while press freedom, although guaranteed in the constitution, remains elusive.
Communication plays a vital role in advancing economic growth and reducing poverty. Communication can help a community grow faster, invest more, and they become more productive and profitable than those that do not. The role of communication in the economic development of Bangladesh, which is to be communicated, How, and Why are key questions in communication. In disseminating the message, the selection of appropriate media is as important as language. Wrong selection of media and inadequate and improper communication supports lead to failure in development.
As Communication and Media is one of the major themes Eminence keeps in the spotlight, it tries to ensure that proper use of media and communication is made. It is strictly against the use of communication and media that hampers the general interest of the society. As this area, if not properly cultivated, can be of harm to our country, Eminence pays special attention to make the best use of it.