Saturday 24, September 2022

Each TV channel can broadcast 1 foreign serial: Info minister

Time Digital Report: Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today (July 2, 2022) said no television channel in the country will be allowed to broadcast more than one foreign serial at a time.

"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 Center (BJC) as the chief guest on the Bangla Academy premises in the capital this afternoon.

Speaker 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 employee 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".

The minister emphasised on strengthening the role of BJC to enrich the country's media.

BJC Trustee Syed Ishtiaque Reza presided over the inaugural function.

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