Publish objective news
President Zillur Rahman yesterday urged the newspaper editors to present positive and objective information in their newspapers.
The president made the call when a delegation of the daily Joy Bangla led by its editor M Azizul Islam called on him at Bangabhaban.
During the meeting, the president emphasised improving the standard of newspapers through presenting objective and quality news contents and information.
“The quality and competence of the newspaper would have to be achieved by presenting objective news,” he said.
The delegation apprised the president of various activities of the daily Joy Bangla, which as a weekly played a pioneering role during the War of Liberation in 1971.
As a weekly newspaper, Joy Bangla was officially published by the Ministry of Information and Betar, as the mouthpiece of the Mujibnagar government during the War of Liberation.
In 1975, its publication was suspended but the newspaper was again published in 1999, with initiatives taken by the then LGRD minister Zillur Rahman, presently the president.
Joy Bangla began its journey again as a daily newspaper on May 1 this year.