Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said registration is required before opening online news portals.
At per the rules, at first declaration has to take before publishing newspaper , the minister said adding that without delearation, nobody cannot open news portal.
“Apart form newspaper, declaration is also needed for online news portals. Therefore, we can bring the registration process of online news portal to a minimum level. We have decided that registration will be mandatory before launching online news portals from next year,” he said.