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TV channel owners’ asked to project peace, non-communalism

Tahmeed Taha

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu invited the owners of television channels of the country to project peace, development and non-communalism before the people. In a meeting of Association of Television Channel Owners’ (ATCO) held in the conference room of the information ministry, he said “Don’t promote linguistic distortion or bad culture”. At the meeting, Prime Minister’s Media Advisor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, including Prime Minister’s Advisor for Commerce and Industry Salman F Rahman, also president of ATCO and State Minister for Information Tarana Halim were present. Information Minister said- “We have to remember that settled issues like the Four Fundamental State Principles, the declaration of Independence by Father of the Nation, the martyrdom of three million people and the genocide of 1971 should be kept above controversy”. Razakars and freedom fighters should not be weighed on the same scale, he added. He also said corresponding to a query on Section 32 of the proposed Digital Security Law- “The law would be sent to the parliamentary standing committee and if anybody has any concern, complaint or suggestion, they can send it to us. We will pass it on to the committee.” He said that an earlier directive given to the TV cable operators that asked them to show local TV channels before the foreign ones would be monitored by his ministry.The meeting was accompanied by high officials of the ministry, relevant departmental chiefs and CEO and owners of most TV channels. The ways and means to cut costs and increase profits of the TV channels were also discussed in the meeting, reported by

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