The apex body of journalists yesterday rejected the statements of Newspaper Owners’ Association of Bangladesh (NOAB) as they said that there is no need of Mass Media Employees Act.
The leaders of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) said that the act is being made as per their demand and it is needed for the country’s mass media employees.
The leaders told a discussion and iftar mahfil jointly organized by BFUJ and DUJ at Jatiya Press Club (JPC) in the capital.
The leaders of the duo organizations said the Mass Media Employees Act is being implemented as per the demand of journalists. There is a need to amend and refinement of some clause in the draft bill and “We are not agreeing with them who don’t want the law,” they added.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud addressed the function as the chief guest with BFUJ president Omar Faruque in the chair.
Education Minister Dr. Dipu Moni and Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Chairman Hasanul Haque Inu addressed the function as special guests while DUJ general secretary Aktar Hossain conducted it.
BFUJ secretary general Dip Azad and DUJ president Sohel Haider Chowdhury, among others, also addressed the discussion.