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No point in debating newspapers publishing video content online: Editors’ Council

As a reaction to a recent comment of the information minister, the Editors' Council Saturday said there is no scope to create fresh controversy over newspapers publishing digital content on their online platforms.

The advancement of newspapers depends on the combination of print and digital content as the digital revolution around the world has posed a new challenge for the industry, it said.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud recently said newspapers are violating the conditions of their declarations by broadcasting talk shows and videos on their online platforms.

Newspapers around the world continue their efforts to retain readers and create new ones by coming up with new digital content.

The government also started the registration process for online news portals under the National Online Mass Media Policy 2017 (amended in 2020) for newspapers.

It already approved more than 100 online news portals, including the online versions of dailies, the Editors' Council said.

The print media has to cope with the adverse situation unfolded by the Covid-19 pandemic. People are no longer satisfied with a newspaper or e-paper. They also want new audio and video content that includes interviews, features, and analysis, it added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh