Impact of Mass Media in Creating Political Concern in Bangladesh

Mortuza Ahmmed 1

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Abstract

This Paper develops a framework of political socialization in Bangladesh. This study is exploratory and explanatory in nature and investigates political socialization through media. Media is a lifeline of socialization. This study describes the terms political socialization and political communication. The field of political communication interacts between media and political systems at local, national and international level. Public opinion is made in democracy by voting and responding to polls besides participating in elections. Special emphasis has been put on electioneering campaigns, voting behaviors and role of media in creating political awareness. Influences on political content of the mass media have been studied through triangulation method; qualitative and quantitative approaches are combined for valid inferences. From media content one may infer many of the facts or influences that shaped it. This paper investigates assorted influences on political discourses disseminated through Bangladeshi mass media.

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Mass Media Political Communication Public Opinion Voting Behaviors

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Article Type: Research Article

Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp. 1-15

Published Online: 25 Apr 2014

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