Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said the government will not do anything that
goes against the interests of journalists.
“The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government is journalist-friendly one. It is very sympathetic to any issue of media. Keep trust in Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” he told a press conference at his official residence here.Quader, also the Awami League General Secretary, said the premier always stay beside journalists in following the path of constructive journalism.
Calling upon the country’s journalist community to be patient, he said journalists collect information in various ways for professional reasons.
Except unpublished information, Quader said, they have opportunities to gather information applying proper procedures of the Right to Information Act but it must be considered whether the processes, followed by an experienced journalist, is accurate or not.
He also urged journalists to think whether it is logical to take side of journalist Rozina Islam before the truth comes out through a probe.
The road transport minister said journalists perform their professional duties every day at the Secretariat and gather information but no one secretly takes photos of files or takes away documents.
“The concerned reporter admitted her mistakes too,” he added.