Govt to protect online media: Inu

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday 16 july  said the government will give protection to the online mass media as it is playing an important role in free information flow, said a ministry release.


“The government will protect the online media….the recently enacted policy will act as ‘guideline to this end,” said the minister when leaders of the Bangladesh Online Media Association (BOMA) were exchanging views with the minister at his secretariat office here.

Stressing on maintaining media sanctity, Inu said “online news portals must have to maintain sanctity of the mass media and at the same time they have to take strict position against falsehood, rumor and instigation.

BOMA President Engineer Altaf Mahmud and its General Secretary Soumitra Dev congratulated the Information Minister for promulgating the online media policy and asked the minister to publish gazette as early as possible to make it open for all.

The Information Minister also greeted all the participants including the BOMA leaders for their active role in promulgating mass media policy.

BOMA’s senior vice-presidents Dr Abdur Rahim Khan, Advocate M Kamal Hossen, M Masud and Sajjad Hossen Aposh, Joint secretary general Rafiqul Islam Kajal, organizing secretary M Lutfur Rahman, Office secretary Delwar Hossen, publicity secretary Khan M Nakib, Assistant Publicity secretary Afroza Begum Shirin, Executive member Kursia ParvinJui and Kamruzzaman Himu, among others, participated in the view exchange meeting.bss.

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