Ministry warns Ekattor TV on its coverage of student protests
11:58 AM, August 05, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:10 PM, August 05, 2018

Ministry cautions Ekattor TV

The information ministry has requested” Ekattor TV not to air programmes, news, and footage that go against the National Broadcast Policy-2014 and could encourage public disorder.

The ministry on Thursday issued a notice upon the managing director of Ekattor Media Ltd, parent company of the TV channel.

The notice said that the channel aired some footage on August 1 (Wednesday) and August 2 (Thursday) of the student agitation following recent road accidents.

This created panic among people. The channel's actions were contradictory to paragraphs 5.1.5, 5.1.6, and 5.1.9 of the National Broadcast Policy-2014, it said. This paper contacted the channel but it declined to comment.

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