Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said no television channel in the country would be allowed to broadcast more than one foreign serial at a time.
“In order to protect the country’s history, heritage, and culture, the ministry has already informed the concerned authorities about this decision,” he said.
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The minister said this while virtually addressing the third Broadcast Conference of the Broadcast Journalists Center (BJC) yesterday as the chief guest on the Bangla Academy premises in the capital this afternoon.
Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury inaugurated the conference in person while Secretary of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry Md Mokbul Hossain addressed it as the special guest.
Dr Hasan termed the media as one of the country’s guides and said it (media) should not be used, in any way, to protect the owners’ interests.
Noting that the government agreed with the journalists about the amendment of the media employees law and is waiting for the written proposal from the top organization of journalists, he said, “So, there is no room for controversy in this regard”.
Dr Hasan emphasized strengthening the role of BJC to enrich the country’s media.
Information Secretary Md Mokbul Hossain and other invited guests wished the conference a success.
BJC Trustee Syed Ishtiaque Reza presided over the inaugural function while its President Rezanul Haque Raja, Member Secretary Shakil Ahmed, directors Rashed Ahmed and Nur Us-Safa Julhajj, BFUJ- Bangladesh Federal Union Journalists president Omar Faruque, BFUJ former president Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul, Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) Sohel Haider Chowdhury and Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) president Nazrul Islam Mithu spoke at the function, among others.