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ETV boss Salam denied bail

ETV boss Salam denied bail

Two days after arrest, Ekushey Television (ETV) Chairman Abdus Salam was denied bail today and sent to prison in a case filed over pornography control law. The Dhaka court which squashed Salam’s bail and remand prayers this morning, ordered police to quiz him at prison gate within five working days. Metropolitan Magistrate Meher Nigar Shuchona...

Children shun TV for tablets

Children shun TV for tablets

The number of children with television sets in their bedrooms has fallen sharply, research has found, while record numbers of youngsters are using tablet computers at home. Fewer than half of children have a television in their room, a fall of a third in five years, according to a study by Ofcom, the broadcasting...

Journos for independent broadcast commission

Journos for independent broadcast commission

A faction of Bangladesh Federal Journalists Union (BFUJ) today urged the government not to implement any provision of the national broadcast policy until formation of an independent broadcast commission. Speaking a press conference at the National Press Club in the capital, union leaders demanded immediate formation of the commission to implement the policy for...

Broadcast policy takes effect

The information ministry yesterday published a gazette on the National Broadcast Policy 2014 for television and radio, ignoring worries about a possible misuse of some of its provisions. With this move, the policy comes into force and the ministry can now enforce it to regulate the contents of the electronic media, including news, talk shows and advertisements. The cabinet on Monday approved the policy, which imposes some restrictions on news, talk shows and advertisements. According to the policy, no one can...

Attack on our senses!

Attack on our senses!

We've developed a strange relationship with “cereals” and “serials” -- both rooted in the west and both marching towards us at a rapid pace on the street-ways and airwaves. But which one is the more likely to leave its mark? What was an uncommon sight not too long ago is now an everyday matter...

Kids lose 7 mins of sleep for every hour of television

Kids lose 7 mins of sleep for every hour of television

A study by Harvard University and Project Viva suggests that children lose seven minutes of sleep for every hour of television that they watch. Researchers who followed more than 1,800 children aged six months to nearly eight-years-old found a "small but consistent association" between increased television viewing and shorter sleep duration. The study revealed that...

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