PM urges journalists not to write misleading reports
Published: 06:13 PM, 25 October 2020 Updated: 11:22 AM, 26 October 2020
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today addressed a function as a chief guest on the occasion of Silver Jubilee of Dhaka Reporters Unity through video conference from Ganabhaban in Dhaka-PID.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged the journalists not to write any report that could mislead the nation towards the wrong direction as journalism without principle could bring no welfare for any country.
“Don’t write any report that can misguide the people towards the wrong direction. I request you all to pay heed to this matter,” she said while virtually inaugurated the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) programs marking its silver jubilee from her official Ganabhaban residence here.
The premier at the same time appreciated the journalists for their objective reports that guided the government to take prompt measures against any sorts of injustice.
“Reports (in the media) help us a lot. By reading the reports in the newspapers, we stand by the helpless people and take tougher action against the wrongdoers,” she said, urging the journalists to work with responsibility, patriotism, and for the welfare of the people.
In this regard, the prime minister quoted Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as saying, “Politics without principle can’t give anything to the country and the nation. Like that, journalism without principle can’t bring any welfare for the country rather it affects the society in many cases.”
Noting that her government firmly believes in the freedom of the press and has done whatever necessary to this respect, she requested the journalists to make constructive criticism that will help the government endeavor to build the country as a developed and prosperous one free from hunger and poverty envisioned by the Father of the Nation.
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim moderated the function from the Ganabhaban, organized by the DRU in the Hotel InterContinental here.