Comments on news report
“Crackdown on Tuba workers,” published on August 8, 2014
I wonder how and why the government and the PM remain silent when such an injustice is taking place; workers are being tortured and not being paid their due salaries.
If the workers worked for 3 months, then they must be paid 3 months' salaries. No ifs and buts about it. That is legally and morally binding.
“Workers confined, forced to take partial payments” (August 7, 2014)
We all should stand by the side of these garment workers.
Nothing is going right at the Tuba factory; the workers were locked inside the factory and some outsiders with the help of police were trying to force the workers to take two months' salary from the BGMEA. The police also did not allow porters to enter the factory on the ground that they didn't want untoward incident in the factory. Well, this is not the right way to treat workers. In a democratic country everybody has the right to express her/his grievances.
“The Broadcast Policy: A euphemism for media control” (August 7, 2014)
The new broadcast policy of the government is not people-friendly. The policy has the entire make up of 'control' under the euphemism of 'monitoring'. The spirit of the media to speak the truth will be greatly curtailed. I also agree with the notion of the author that the media should not compromise, but remain as close to the truth as possible. Lastly, impartiality in the eyes of the government may not fit well with the notion of impartiality of the public. With this law in place, the public's view and notion of impartial news will be lost because journalists may not be able to cover news that may seem impartial to them but not to the government.