bangladesh press council

Press council act: Amendments go against views of stakeholders

While the Bangladesh Press Council has proposed an amendment to the Press Council Act to impose stricter fines on journalists, the council’s records show the move is contrary to the sentiments of the journalists in its board.

August 28, 2022
August 28, 2022

Why we need to rethink the Press Council

The Bangladesh Press Council is fully dependent on government funding. As a result, its independence to act as a self-regulatory body remains susceptible to government interference.

August 22, 2022
August 22, 2022

Press council act: Amendments go against views of stakeholders

While the Bangladesh Press Council has proposed an amendment to the Press Council Act to impose stricter fines on journalists, the council’s records show the move is contrary to the sentiments of the journalists in its board.

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Another ring in the shackle to gag the media

Is not the media already under duress, and its function heavily encumbered by the Digital Security Act (DSA), without needing a new law which is now on the anvil of the Bangladesh Press Council (BPC)?

June 20, 2022
June 20, 2022

Another attempt to gag the press?

Proposed hefty fines for journalists are unrealistic

June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022

Tk 10 lakh fine max, if journo engages in illegal activity

A law is being amended with a provision of fining up to a maximum of Tk 10 lakh if ​​journalists are involved in any illegal or criminal activity, said Justice Nizamul Huq Nasim, chairman of Bangladesh Press Council.

May 6, 2016
May 6, 2016

Changes only after talks with journalists

Bangladesh Press Council Chairman Justice Md Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed yesterday categorically said no changes would be brought to the Press Council Act if journalists opposed.

May 5, 2016
May 5, 2016

Won’t support any law against journalists’ interests: Press Council chief

Chairman of Bangladesh Press Council Justice Mohammed Mumtaz Uddin Ahmed says he would not approve any law that goes against the interests of journalists.

April 5, 2016
April 5, 2016

Press council warns editor of Al-Ehsan

The Bangladesh Press Council has warned, criticised, and rebuked the editor of Bangla daily Al-Ehsan for violating codes of conduct