210 newspapers to be shut down: Hasan Mahmud
Published: 05:52 PM, 23 September 2021 Updated: 06:34 PM, 23 September 2021
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud spoke as a chief guest at the bi-annual general meeting of Barendra Region Development Thought at Zahur Hossain Chowdhury Hall of the National Press Club on Thursday- PID
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud said that a list has been made to shut down 210 newspapers, these are sometimes printed, but no one knows where they are printed from.
He came up with the development while speaking at the bi-annual general meeting of Barendra Region Development Thought at Zahur Hossain Chowdhury Hall of the National Press Club on Thursday.
The Information Minister said that with the rapid development of the media, some underworld papers have also been created. That is the reality. Someone is using media for their own interest. Someone is using it for business purposes.
He said those who are good media are now facing challenges. They are not run in the interest of business, they are run in the interest of the state and the people.
Fazle Hossain Badsha, General Secretary of Bangladesh Workers Party, SM Kamal Hossain, Organizing Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, Sajjad Alam Khan Tapu, General Secretary of Dhaka Journalists Union were present as special guests at the meeting.