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12:00 AM, November 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:08 AM, November 23, 2019

Social media to come under purview of law

Says info minister at Ctg roundtable

The government is working towards bringing social media under the purview of law, said Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud at a roundtable yesterday.

It’s a matter of concern that false information and propaganda are sometimes being spread through social media, he said, adding, which is why the government is considering it.

BTV Chattogram centre, Chattogram TV Journalists’ Association and Chattogram TV Camera Journalists’ Association organised the event at the circuit house in port city, marking World Television Day 2019.

The minister also said Bangladesh Television (BTV), Chattogram will start 12-hour telecast every day from next month. The programmes from the centre will be televised throughout the country within a few months, he added.

Mahmud said the government will work with broadcast journalists and workers to ensure legal protection of their jobs and other facilities. He also warned against use television for any personal gain.

Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin urged broadcast journalists to telecast news imbued with the spirit of patriotism. Journalists should maintain objectivity in publishing and telecasting news, he said. Divisional Commissioner Abdul Mannan, BTV Deputy Director General (news) Anup Kumar Khastagir and TV Journalists’ Association President Nasir Uddin Tota spoke at the event, chaired by BTV Chattogram GM Nitai Kumar Bhattacharjee. 

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