DHAKA, 22 April 2022, (TON): Extending thanks to the US for their continuous assistance to Bangladesh, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said “ongoing discussions at different levels with the United States have played a role in deepening the relations of the two countries.”
The minister made the remarks in front of his office at the Secretariat after newly-appointed US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas paid a courtesy call on him.
Hasan said “discussions were held on many issues, including Bangladesh's mass media and challenges of social media across the globe.”
He said "I informed the US ambassador that unlike in Bangladesh, the mass media could not work in many developing countries. I gave the example of the United Kingdom.”
He further said “the mass media has to pay a fine if any false news is published against someone or any media assassinates anyone's character. But, there is no such instance in Bangladesh."