Tuesday, 19 October, 2021

Leaders of film, drama organisations greet Hasan for implementing clean feed

Leaders of film, drama organisations greet Hasan for implementing clean feed

The leaders of different film and drama organizations today congratulated Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud for implementing clean feed foreign TV channels broadcasting.

They greeted the minister in a view-exchange meeting held at the meeting room of his ministry at Secretariat in the capital.

Chalachithra Parichalak Samity president Sohanur Rahman Sohan, Chalachithra Shilpi Samity president Misha Showdagar, general secretary Jayed Khan, advisors Rubel, Dipjal, Anowar Siraji, Federation of Television Professionals Organization (FTPO) presidentMamunur Rashid, Directors Guild president Salauddin Lovlu, joint secretary Piklu Chowdhury, TV Producer Association general secretary Saju Muntasir, Avinoy Shilpi Sangha general secretary Ahsan Habib Nasim, Nattyokar Sangha general secretary Ejaj Munna and Presenters Platform general secretary Anzam Masud, among others, presented bouquets to the minister.

State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Murad Hasan and additional secretary of the ministry Mizan-ul-Alam were present in the meeting.

Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary, said the government has implemented the clean feed of foreign TV channels broadcasting as per the act from October 1. Some foreign TV channels have started to send clean feed which didn’t do that earlier, he added.

 The minister said, “We will not give any more time. From now, those foreign TV channels will be on air which will come through clean feed.”

He said all concerned stakeholders including mass media owners, employees, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists, Dhaka Union of Journalists and the leaders of different organizations of film and drama arenas have congratulated the government for implementing the

act. It is possible as all stakeholders have taken their stance in favour of the interest of the country and the law as well, he added.

He said the government has decided to enforce the fee of Taka 200,000 for per foreign artist for making local advertisements with foreign artists and a one-time government fee of Taka 20,000 for per advertisement for TV channels while airing such advertisements.

Murad extended thanks to all artistes and mass media employees for standing beside the government in implementing the act.