Dhaka, Feb.5 (ANI): Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid has said that constructive criticism by the media ensures good governance and the building of a nation.
Addressing a programme commemorating the 25th anniversary of The Daily Star at Osmani Memorial Auditorium here, President Hamid said, ‘Free flow of information and freedom of expression is important in proper development of mass media.’
Hamid, however, cautioned media houses to ‘exercise self censorship.’
He said the government believes in the freedom of the press and cooperates with the media so that they can run independently.
President Hamid said the mass media will have to equip itself with latest technology to unearth various technology based organised crimes at international and local arena, including global terrorism.
President Hamid urged all journalists to come forward in taking this journey of development further and added that all newspapers will continue to contribute to the development of the country through responsible journalism.(ANI)