The government today published a gazette on the National Broadcast Policy-2014 despite widespread criticism from different media and rights groups and political parties.
An information ministry official confirmed it to The Daily Star.
The cabinet approved the policy on Monday keeping much scope for the government to misuse the policy in the name of maintaining standard of news, programmes and advertisements in the electronic media.
Once in force, all contents of radio and television will come under strict government monitoring. False, discriminatory and misleading information and statistics must be avoided in news and programmes, according to the draft policy.