DHAKA: Information Minister and Awami League publicity secretary Hasan Mahmood said that the established online news portals will be registered soon.
The minister said this in response to a question during the newly elected executive committee leaders of the Bangladesh Secretariat Reporters' Forum (BSRF), an organization of journalists working in the secretariat paid a courtesy call on him at the Ministry of Information on Monday (July 29).
State Minister for Information Murad Hasan, Information Secretary Abdul Malek, Additional Secretary Md. Nurul Karim and Principal Information Officer (PIO) Surath Kumar Sarkar were present.
Regarding the renewal of the accreditation card of online news portals to enter the secretariat, the information minister said, "We have requested the application to bring the online news portals under registration. We will soon ..., investigation of online news portals is done. Some online portals do not need much investigation. As they are established online news portals, we will register them very shortly”.
The information minister had earlier informed that there were 8,000 applications for registration till the last day of apply on July 15.
Executive committee members and general members of BSRF, led by its president Tapan Biswas and general secretary Shamim Ahmed were also present.
BDST: 2020 HRS, JULY 29, 2019