'Online news portals' registration begins next week'
Published : Monday, 2 December, 2019 at 1:27 PM Count : 261
The government will start giving registration for online news portals from next week.
"Apart from news portals, all the newspapers and television channels will have to take the approval to run their online version," said Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud at a briefing held at the Secretariat on Monday.
Informing that the ministry has received 3,597 applications for registration, he said, "Those were sent to the Home Ministry for investigation. Later, we had a meeting with the ministries of Home Affairs, Telecom and ICT."
"We also requested the Home Ministry to complete the investigation as soon as possible, so that, we can start the registration process."
"We'll start giving registration next week. It will take some days to complete the process as it is not too easy to complete the checking of 3,600 applications," he said.