Govt to protect online media, says Inu

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PV Desk : Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today said the government will give protection to the online mass media as it is playing an important role in free information flow, said a ministry release.

“The government will protect the online media….the recently enacted policy will act as ‘guideline to this end,” said the minister when leaders of the Bangladesh Online Media Association (BOMA) were exchanging views with the minister at his secretariat office here.

Stressing on maintaining media sanctity, Inu said “online news portals must have to maintain sanctity of the mass media and at the same time they have to take strict position against falsehood, rumor and instigation.

BOMA President Engineer Altaf Mahmud and its General Secretary Soumitra Dev congratulated the Information Minister for promulgating the online media policy and asked the minister to publish gazette as early as possible to make it open for all.

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