The registration of online news portals is a continues process and the directive of the High Court on this issue is helpful in bringing discipline, said Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said on Wednesday.
He also said: “Registration of online news portals is an ongoing process. And there is no rule that any online news portals or newspapers will not be published in future except the existing registered news portals or newspapers.”
The minister made the remarks while talking to newsmen at his office at Secretariat.
Hasan said the order of the High Court is very much crucial in this regard.
Those portals, which are not performing their jobs appropriately and publishing untrue and false news, spreading rumours for assassination of others characters, are not acceptable, he also said.
Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary, said his ministry will close some online news portals within the stipulated time after getting written copy of the court.
It is an ongoing process and registration is going on through a process, he said, adding "We will also produce before the court that closing all the news portals without scrutiny in together is how much logical.”
Earlier, the minister joined a function of unveiling the cover of the book ‘Sheikh Hasina’ke Nibedito Ekguccha Kabita’ translated in Turkish language through online organised by Peace a-Harmony.
BDST: 2045 HRS, SEP 15, 2021