This is a Digital Library working with the 'collection, maintenance and public viewing' of the historical documents regarding the Bangladesh Liberation War, Genocide of Innocent Bengali People in 1971 and contemporary political events of Bangladesh.
More than three million Bengalis were killed and half a million Bengali women were raped by Pakistan Military Forces, Biharis, Jamat-I-Islami, Islami Chatra Shangha (Now Islam-I-Chatra Shibir), Muslim League, Nezam-I-Islami Party, Razakars, Al-Shams, Al-Badr, Peace Committee, Muzahid Bahini during the nine months long Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971.

The Exeter South Asia Centre of the College of Humanities of the University of Exeter listed ‘Muktijuddho e-Archive’ as a source for Research materials.
The University of Exeter is a public research university located in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom. 
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Framing the liberation war of Bangladesh in the US and UK media

Framing the liberation war of Bangladesh in the US and UK media

Mohammad Delwar Hossain

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA

The New York Times and The Times (London) ignored the plights of Bangalees in their reporting throughout the nine months of Bangladesh's Liberation War, says a new study.
The paper, appearing recently in the "Journalism: Theory, Practices and Criticism", a journal published by SAGE Publications, found the roles examining 285 news stories run in the front pages of these newspapers from March 16 to December 17, 1971, says a press release.
Results suggest that the newspapers focused more on the involvement of big world powers in the war, and only 16.8 percent of the reports were human-interest stories (based on the sufferings of Bangalees due to the atrocities by the Pakistani army). Moreover, the newspapers relied mostly on official sources as the primary sources in the reports, the survey reveals.
The researcher, Mohammad Delwar Hossain, a PhD candidate in mass communication and media arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, used the framing theory, which focuses on the construction of a phenomenon by the mass media that helps audience interpret the world accordingly. (from Daily Star)

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