Government Policy

TV to play powerful role against militancy: Inu

Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu today said television would continue to play its powerful role as a strong medium against militancy in order to keep this soil safe, secured and peaceful for every citizen.

"A short video footage is still more powerful than a long speech," the minister said while speaking as the chief guest at a function organized to mark the World TV Day here, said an official handout.

Media Museum of Bangladesh organized the function titled "Broadcast Journalism's Development and Progress: Perspective Bangladesh" at a local hotel.

Inu dubbed democracy and media as either side of a single coin and said it was imperative to institutionalize the both with necessary laws, by laws, rules and regulations for their protections and proper growth. The government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been doing so, he added.

The information minister said the government has already formulated broadcast policy while the broadcast law and the new wage board for journalists, including those who have been working for electronic media, would be in place by early 2017.

Congratulating the TV and all other media personnel on the World TV Day, the minister said TV has been a key medium in strengthening democracy in the country as it could meet people's quick demand through spot news and other forms of information dissemination.

He, however, put emphasis on continued training for media people to keep them updated on international media laws and regulations.

Chief Executive of Media Museum of Bangladesh MM Badshah presented the keynote paper at the function, which was chaired by Lion MK Bashar.

Chairman of National Human Rights Commission Kazi Riyazul Haque, Director General of Bangladesh Television SM Harun Ur Rashid and representatives from different media organizations also spoke on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)