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New Publications: Social media, big data analytics and innovation networks*

twitter 292988 640Researchers and practitioners are embarking on topics, such as digital agriculture, big data and social media. The research program of Dr. Ataharul Chowdhury aligns with this exploration and seeks to advance understanding about innovative use of social and collaborative media for enhancing knowledge mobilization, learning and innovation networks of agricultural professionals.

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Bangladesh announces its Community Radio Policy 2017

Bangladesh community radioDespite its important role, community radios are confronted time and again with the issue of sustaining their operation. With no regular source of revenue, many have remained poorly equipped and understaffed. 

This challenge, among other ones, has led to the formulation of a new and timely policy in Bangladesh, thereby terminating the old one. As a result, the Community Radio Installation, Broadcast and Operation Policy 2017 is now in effect in the country. Among others, this policy allows the community radios to devote 10 percent of their total airtime to commercial advertisements. The law does not provide the commercial advertisers to influence the radio programs and its management.

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