No television channel can air more than one foreign serial at a time: Minister

| Updated: July 03, 2022 18:22:20

No television channel can air more than one foreign serial at a time: Minister

Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud on Saturday said no television channel in the country will 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 while virtually addressing the third Broadcast Conference of the Broadcast Journalists Centre (BJC) as the chief guest on the Bangla Academy premises in the capital, reports BSS.

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 as the special guest.

Hasan termed the media as one of the guides of the country and said it (media) should not be used, in any way, to protect the interests of the owners.

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 organisation of journalists, he said, "So, there is no room for controversy in this regard".

Hasan emphasised strengthening the role of the BJC to enrich the country's media.

Information Secretary Md Mokbul Hossain and other 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.

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