With a vision to stay ‘biased to the people’ Bashundhara Group on Thursday launched a satellite TV channel NEWS24, a 24/7 news based channel.
The inaugural ceremony of the channel was held at International Convention City Bashundhara.
While addressing the meeting, Minister of Industries Amir Hossen Amu said, “Bangladesh is going through the right track with the visionary leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina. But some vested quarters are trying to hinder our journey. So we have to work together to thwart those bad elements. The media can play a vital role in this regards. But all media is not playing their roles duly which hurt us very much. We expect News 24 will help us to take Bangladesh in the desired place what they are doing with their other Media.”
Inviting constructive criticism of the government Minister of Commerce Tofayel Ahmed said, “Democracy becomes stronger if media is powerful.” He wished successful journey of News 24 in the media world.
The commerce minister also called upon journalists to do objective reporting on corruption without any hesitation and also assured them (media people) of providing all-out supports in this regard.
Information minister Hasanul Haque Inu said, “The present government is a media-friendly government and firm to uphold the freedom of press to strengthen and institutionalize country’s democracy. We have already given licenses to many TV channels to strength our democracy.”
He also said that Bangladesh along with world are now in struggle against militant and other vested quarters where media can play a important role to fight against them. We expect all out support from News 24 in this struggle which Bshudhara is now playing with its other Media.
“Irrespective of whatever the critics speak, Sheikh Hasina’s government is firm to ensure the freedom of press,” he added.
CEO of News 24 Nayeem Nizam announced that news 24 will always remain with the viewers. We will make it as the channel of mass people.
“Our aim is to build positive Bangladesh by airing positive news. We assured not to telecast any news which wills carte confusion to the people,” he added.