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TV channel owners for independent broadcast commission

TV channel owners for independent broadcast commission

Star Online Report

The Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO) today urged the government to form an independent broadcast commission with competent individuals before implementing the New Broadcast Polity 2014.

ATCO leaders made the call during a meeting at its headquarters at Kakrail in the capital so there would have no scope to misuse the policy.

In the meeting, the association leaders also said that they have some enquiry in regard to the new policy.

They decided to meet with the information minister Hasanul Haq Inu to table the issues.

ATCO Chairman Mosaddek Ali, its general secretary chairman Shykh Siraj, among others, were present.

Earlier on August 4, the cabinet approved the National Broadcast Policy-2014, 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.

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