FBCCI St. Com. will work to resolve problems in Media
Meeting of the Std. Committee on Press, Media and Cultural Affairs held
Peoples Time Desk
FBCCI Standing Committee on Press, Media and Cultural Affairs will work to resolve the problems prevailing in the Print and Electronic Media. Director-in-Charge of the Committee Dr. Kazi Ertaza Hassan, CIP made this commitment at the first meeting of the Committee held on Thursday at FBCCI.
Earlier in the meeting, FBCCI Senior Vice President Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu said, the media has been playing a pivotal role in the country’s socio-economic development. However, the sector is suffering from various problems, especially the price of the newsprint is a big issue for newspapers. Therefore, the Senior Vice President has urged the Committee to identify the problems and potentials and come up with recommendations. He also announced plans to honor businessmen who fought in the liberation war and sought assistance from the standing committee in this regard.
Vice-President Md. Amin Helaly said that development of media is also important to continue the progress of the country. He therefore assured that FBCCI will provide all possible assistance in resolving the crisis in Print and Electronic media.
Director in charge of the committee Dr. Kazi Ertaza Hassan said the price hike of paper and ink are the biggest challenge for newspapers. The rise of the online portals shrinks the advertisement market for printed one, putting the owners in an extra challenge. However, he assured to take initiative to resolve these crises. He also promised the highest support to the initiative to accolade the business freedom fighters.
Dr. Hassan also announced plans to produce a documentary on expatriate freedom fighters and personalities who contributed to the liberation war in honor of the late renowned journalist and writer Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury. At the same time, he called upon everyone, inspired by patriotism, to work unitedly for the construction of Bangabandhu's Sonar Bangla under the direction of the Prime Minister.
Among others, co-chairmen of the committee Munir Ahmed Khan, Md. Jahangir Alam, members Former DG of the passport department heroic freedom fighter Md. Abdul Mabud, Akkas Mahmood, Masud A Khan, Md. Amarat Hossain Sohag, Sheikh Moinuddin Reza Ali Chowdhury, Ismat Jerin Khan, Md. Yusuf Khan also spoke.
The meeting was chaired by the chairman of the committee HR. Delwar Hossain Raja.
Among others, FBCCI directors Syed Moazzem Hossain, Bijoy Kumar Kejriwal, Harun Or Rashid, Secretary General Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque were also present at the meeting.