Media vital for democracy

Dr Hasan emphasises objective journalism

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hassan Mahmud said multidimensional and democratic society suffer when media does not play its role properly.

“We live in a democratic-multidimensional society, the media is the fourth pillar of the state. So, when the media does not work properly, multidimensional and democratic society are suffered,” he said on Friday.

Hasan said that journalism is not just a profession; it is a vow for many journalists.

“There are many journalists who could have retired as secretaries if they had entered the government service. Many have left university jobs to pursue a career in journalism. The best students of the university study in journalism, by loving journalism they come to this profession. It is necessary to keep an eye on the fake journalists, so that they could not to tarnish the image of entire journalistic society,” he added.

He was speaking as chief guest at the concluding ceremony of a function titled “Foundation Training Workshop on Journalism” for the journalists from Rangunia, Raozan and Kaptai, Rajsthali and Kaukhali upazila of Rangamati district, organized by Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) at Kaptai Upazila Auditorium.

PIB Director General Zafar Wazed presided over the function while Rangamati Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mizanur Rahman addressed the concluding function as special guest.


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