DHAKA UNIVERSITY: Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu assured that an online news portal friendly policy would be formulated after consultation with all the persons concerned.
“The government will formulate an online policy through discussion that will help to provide objective news and views,” he said.
The new information minister came up with the observation while addressing a seminar at Dhaka University Saturday.
Mentioning that there is no value of proposed online media policy, the lawmaker said, “The opinions will be taken from all the concerned before formulating the online media policy.”
Addressing the seminar, Vice-Chancellor of the varsity AAMS Arefin Siddique said, “Integrated online media policy should be ensured by publishing of the objective news, which will not be used for personal or political interest.”
Dr Kaberi Gayen, associate professor of the DU-MCJ discussed on the key-note paper. She urged for an integrated media policy and said, the policy should help the small ventures run properly. Dr Gayen termed the policy as media unfriendly.
Head of News of banglanews Mahmood Menon said, “The proposed online policy has been made to control and hinder the potential of online news portal.”
He further added that the government should extend the path of online news portal by formulating friendly policy.
“It will be better to be ensured the importance of online media with existing integrated media policy and the government should facilitate the online news portals with high speed internet in low cost.”
The seminar was attended, among others, by Professor Ahaduzzaman Mohammad Ali, Geetiara Nasrin, Associate Professor Mansur Ahmed and Robaet Ferdous.
BDST: 2155 HRS, SEP 29, 2012
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