Journos asked to play responsible role | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 23, 2007 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 23, 2007

Journos asked to play responsible role

Information and Law Adviser Mainul Hosein yesterday urged journalists to play responsible role in projecting news so the government does not require to impose censorship under the emergency rules.
"We don't like to impose censorship, but that does not mean we will not do it if necessary… We've confidence in the press and seek cooperation from them," he told newsmen at information ministry's office.
The adviser reminded that there is censorship provision in the emergency rules, but the government does not want to apply those rules in view of its relations with the press.
"The government expects the media will show respect to the existing laws and play a responsible role in this situation, producing news by exercising their own judgment."
He, however, said if the media do not abide by the law, they would do so at their own responsibility.
Mainul said the government is engaged in bringing about reforms but "some are speaking in such a manner that means we are the guilty."

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