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Dec 02, 2019
7:53PM

Bangladesh to start online news portal registration from next week: Govt

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The process of registration of online news portal in Bangladesh will start next week.

Talking to media persons in Dhaka today, Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said that the government has received a total of 3,595 application for registration and they were forwarded to the home ministry for verification.

The official news agency of Bangladesh BSS quoted the minister that home ministry has scrutinized the documents of several hundred online news portals.

He said in future, online media outlets will have to go through a proper registration process before launching operations.

Hasan Mehmud said that action will be taken against news portals which don’t follow the registration process.


Responding to a query the minister said that some of the news portals are showing video content on their website which is not permissible.

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