Minister of State for Information agrees to make social media accountable

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Muhammad Ali Arafat agreed with the demands of journalists to bring social media under a policy and accountability. He also said that action will be taken by talking to journalists and other stakeholders in this regard. He said this in a meeting with Broadcast Journalist Center (BJC) leaders in the meeting room of the ministry on Wednesday.
Responding to the call of journalists to take action against sudden retrenchment in the media, the state minister said that it is a violation of the Universal Charter of Human Rights. I will issue formal instructions so that no organization can fire its journalists at short notice. A layoff notice must be served at least three months in advance. Similarly, if journalists want to resign, they also have to inform the authorities before a certain period, like two-three months. The state minister has sought their cooperation in meeting the demands of the journalists.
BJC Chairman Rezwanul Haque Raza, Member Secretary Shakeel Ahmed, Treasurer Manas Ghosh, Trustee Board Member Syed Ishtiaq Reza and others were present in the meeting.

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