December 2, 2023, 10:57 pm
DESK REPORT: Chairman of Bangladesh Press Council (BPC) justice Mohammed Mamataz Uddin Ahmed said journalism is an independent profession. But if there is no adequate financial support for the media men then their pens would not work.
The journalists in our country have been working relentlessly without considering their own interests only for the welfare of the country and its people from the beginning. But they lead their daily lives amidst great economic hardship with their families which is really unexpected from humanitarian ground, said justice.
Many journalists died with coronavirus untimely. So that the government extended its support toward them even at district level. Prime minister Sheikh Hanisa herself formed a “Sangbadik Kalyan Trust” for the welfare and protection of the pressmen and had given fund in it, justice Mamataz pointed out.
He was addressing in a view exchange and books giving meeting titled as “Promise in Mujib’s year, Avoiding Yellow Journalism” as the chief guest.
The meeting was held at the hall room of Rangamati Circuit House in the town.
About yellow journalism, justice said a data-base is work being done from the district level to identify “Real journalists and non-professional (fake) or yellow journalists” to bring an end the problem of bad or yellow journalism from the society.
He further said that sometimes, false, fake, baseless and unauthentic reports about different issues made the state and the government confused.
He urged the newsmen to shun making imaginary, fabricated and concocted reports which severely harm everything starting from state, government and individuals.
Secretary of press council Md. Shah Alam, Additional police super (admin and crime) Md. Sufi Ullah, assistant commissioner Md. Borhan Uddin Mithu were attended as special guests.
Editior of local daily Giridarpan AKM Moksud Ahmed, Sunil Kanti Dey, Mohammed Ali, Anwar Al Hauqe, president of Rangamati Journalists Network Shantimoy Chakma, vice presidnet of Rangamati Journalist Union Mohammed Solaiman, correspondent Independent television Ural Moni Chakma(Himel) and correspondent of Channel 24 Md. Ziaul Haque were also spoke among others.