Newspaper websites: they are not allowed to post videos

In their statement, newspapers were barred from hosting talk shows and posting videos on their websites, Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud said yesterday.

Disseminating information via IPTVs is also against government policy, he added.

“We will take action against them very soon,” the minister said after meeting with leaders of the Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO) at the Secretariat, according to a press release.

At the meeting, the association demanded law enforcement to stop such activities by IPTV and daily newspaper websites.

Commenting on the decision to impose a special tax on the production and airing of advertisements with foreign artists, Hasan said, “We made the decision to save both the industry and the artists. It will be enforced. work from July. We have given a letter in this regard.”

At the meeting, ATCO Senior Vice President Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury and directors discussed clean power and a rapid launch of the TRP.

Asked about the case filed against Rangamati journalist Fazle Elahi under the Digital Security Law, Hasan said, “Many journalists have filed complaints under the law at different times. I am not aware of this particular case. the case and the accused journalist was released on bail.

“We must be tried for a crime. But no one, including journalists, should be harassed. We will look into the matter.”

Hasan said Awami League leader Mujibur Rahman only owns a 5% stake in BM Container Depot, where a devastating fire killed 45 people in Sitakunda.

To say he owns the entire repository is a major mistake and inappropriate, he said.