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POST TIME: 25 November, 2015 00:00 00 AM
NOAB decries mandatory online media registration

NOAB decries mandatory online media registration

The Newspaper Owners’ Association of Bangladesh (NOAB) has said that the government’s move to make separate registration mandatory for online media outlets is irrelevant. In a statement yesterday, it said online media could well be run under the existing laws. The association made its position clear in response to the government move to make it mandatory for all online media, including online editions of print media, to be registered separately. NOAB pointed out that print media follows all rules and regulations of the government. Hence, NOAB sees “no justification or relevance” for registration of online editions of the print media, said the statement. The information ministry’s website published a draft of the online policy on August 6. It speaks of online media operating through the national broadcasting commission. The information directorate issued a press statement calling for registration of the online media by December 15.