Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Info ministry to form ‘Social and New Media Wing’

The Ministry of Information has decided to form a ‘Social and New Media Wing’ aiming at ensuring balanced management of the expanding mass media and social media in accordance with information and communication technology.

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud disclosed the decision at a monthly coordination meeting at the ministry’s conference room in the Secretariat on Monday afternoon, said a press release.

State Minister for Information Dr Md Murad Hassan, Secretary Kamrun Nahar and other senior officials of the ministry were present at the meeting.

Besides, the others decisions of the meeting included conducting mobile courts against cable operators for operating illegal channels and disconnecting the illegal connections of the cable operators whose licenses have been revoked for not renewing on time.

Principal Information Officer (PIO) Surath Kumar Sarker, Bangladesh Television (BTV) Director General (DG) SM Haroon-or-Rashid, National Institute of Mass Communication DG Shahin Islam, Bangladesh Betar DG Hosne Ara Talukder, Press Institute Bangladesh (PIB) DG Zafar Wazed, BCTI Chief Executive Salma Begum, Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) Managing Director Nuzhat Yasmin, Mass Communication Department DG Akhtar Hossain, Bangladesh Film Archive DG Md Nizamul Kabir, Department of Films and Publications (DFP) DG SM Golam Kibria, Bangladesh Press Council Secretary Md
Shah Alam, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) Managing Editor (ME) Anisur Rahman, Film Censor Board Vice-Chairman Md Zasim Uddin and other officials of the minister were also present at the meeting.