Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury has said that Bangladesh is going through a free and golden time of information flow.
The speaker made the remarks while virtually participating in the BJC Awards ceremony on Saturday with the protection of journalism in the public interest.
BJC President Rezwanul Haque presided over the function.
The Speaker said the Broadcast Journalist Center (BJC) has been able to ensure the good standing of journalists by working for their professional development, safety and development of the working environment since 2019. Today’s event is commendable keeping in view the protection of journalism in the public interest. It is such a platform that is playing a leading role in various activities including the welfare of the members, enhancement of skills, risk management, creation of new opportunities in the workplace, and encouragement of journalists in research work.
BJC awards in five categories will also inspire the journalists to work in the public interest, she hopes. "The range of media in the country is now very wide and media has become a part and parcel of daily life."
The Journalist Center Board of Trustees has also been formed which is playing an important role in the advancement of the media.
Speaker said the government has taken various steps including a journalist-friendly policy and the formation of a wage board. The present government is determined to ensure a conducive working environment for the media, she added
BJC honorary members including Member Secretary Shakil Ahmed spoke on the occasion.
Various dignitaries and media personnel were also present on the occasion.