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Newspapers, TV channels need approval to go online

To run their online news portals, newspapers, television channels and radio stations will need government approval as per the draft amendment of online media policy that was approved at the Cabinet meeting today. The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, endorsed the National Online Media Policy 2017 (Amendment 2020), incorporating some new provisions, reports UNB. Sheikh Hasina joined the virtual meeting through a videoconference from her official residence Gono Bhaban while other Cabinet members joined it from the Secretariat...

Media urged to publish objective news on sensitive issues

The government today urged the media to publish objective news on sensitive issues involving important personalities, politicians, businessmen, government officials and various institutions. স্বরাষ্ট্র-মন্ত্রণালয়“The publication of misleading news on important personalities, politicians, businessmen, government officials and various institutions is being noticed in print and electronic media which is deteriorating public discipline, tarnishing reputation, creating social unrest and creating confus...

Joddar appointed AMD-1 of PBL

The Board of Directors of Pubali Bank Limited has recently appointed Muhammad Mijanur Rahman Joddar as Additional Managing Director-1 of the Bank. Prior to his appointment, Muhammad Mijanur Rahman Joddar was the Executive Director of Muhammad Mijanur Rahman JoddarBangladesh Bank. He started his banking career as Officer Class One with Bangladesh Bank. He has almost thirty two years’ job experiences in Bangladesh Bank. Muhammad Mijanur Rahman Joddar completed his graduation and...

30-day closure of newspaper advised

The Bangladesh Press Council may have the power to hold up the publication of any newspaper or service of any news agency for a maximum of 30 days if the paper or agency violates the directives of the council. The law commission, presenting its views on the draft of the Press Council Act’s amendment, recommended to the press council that such a provision be included in the amendment by the Bangladesh Law Commission. The recommendation was signed by Bangladesh Law Commission chairman ABM Khairul Haque, its members M Shah Alam and Justice ATM Fazle Kabir.

More community radio in offing: Inu

The government would further expand community radio in private sector in order to provide platform for citizens to raise their voices, especially for the masses at the grassroots, Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu said today. Inu revealed this information to visiting Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations Howe Liang Zhu, who is now in the city on a four-day visit to Bangladesh, said an official release. “We have taken the decision (for more community radios) to bring the marginalized people at inuthe mainstream of...

Gov’t in dark unless media is free, says Irene Khan

Irene Z. Khan, director general of the International Development Law Organisation, says development and democracy are not possible without the presence of a free media and freedom of speech and the government will be in the dark unless the media is free. The prominent rights activist pointed this out on Monday afternoon while delivering a speech in Dhaka, titled ‘Human rights and free media: Beneficial or impediment for development’. The speech, delivered at the Daily Star Centre in Dhaka and was organised by the Daily Star as part of its 25th founding anniversary celebrations. Irene Khan, in her speech, talked about the history of the free media in the USA and Europe and