State Minister for Information Murad Hasan yesterday said steps will be taken to reinstate media workers who lost their jobs during the coronavirus period.
He urged media owners not to fire personnel during this difficult time, and said this issue will be discussed with media owners and concerned professional organisations, said a press release.
Murad said this while speaking at the concluding session of a programme titled 'Mass Media's Fight During Corona: Painting and Photography' organised by Broadcast Journalist Center (BJC) at the auditorium of National Museum in the capital.
Appreciating the role of journalists during the pandemic, Murad said BJC members worked to serve humanity risking their lives during the difficult days of Covid-19.
The sacrifice and dedication of journalists will be written in gold letters and will remain an example for all, Murad added.
Additional Secretary of Health Services Division Enamul Haque, DMD of Gazi Group Golam Mortuza Bappa, Shaker Ahmed, Nur Safa Julhas, Nazrul Kabir, Dr Ashraful Haque and Dr Saleh Md Tusher also addressed the programme, with president of the organisation Rahul Raha in the chair.