November 29, 2021, 5:41 am

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2021-09-30 15:40:12 BdST

JS body for effective steps to curb rumors, fake news

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting suggested the ministry to take effective steps to curb rumors and fake news.

The suggestion was made from the 9th meeting of the committee held at the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban with committee chairman Hasanul Haq Inu presiding.

Committee members Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Kazi Keramat Ali, Simeen Hussain and Mohammad Ebadul Karim were present at the meeting, a press release said.

The parliamentary watchdog discussed the matters of the 8th meeting of the committee and the progress of implementation of those decisions.

The meeting also reviewed the ongoing activities of Bangladesh Film and Television Institute and National Institute of Mass-communication.

The committee members suggested airing quality programmes by Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar on the occasion of the golden jubilee of the country's independence and Mujib Year and taking measures to get feedback from the audience to this end.

Secretary of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Md Mokbul Hossain, Director General (DG) of the state-run Bangladesh Television (BTV) Sohrab Hossain, Bangladesh Betar Director General Ahmed Kamruzzaman, Director General of the National Institute of Mass Communication Shahin Islam and heads of various agencies of the ministry, senior officials and concerned officials of the Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat were also present.

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