Top court to clarify its directive to media: Minister

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:13, May 20, 2019 | Updated : 17:26, May 20, 2019

Law Minister Anisul Huq met with the justices of the Appellate Division on Monday (May 20).The Supreme Court instruction barring reporters from publishing news on cases undergoing trial will be explained, said Law Minister Anisul Huq.

His remarks came on Monday (May 20) while speaking to the media after meeting with the justices of the Appellate Division.

“We have spoken about the issue. The Appellate Division has taken any misunderstandings regarding the matter into consideration,” he said.

“I’m sure you’ll have an explanation soon,” he added.

On May 16 the Supreme Court Secretariat published a circular stating: “It has been noticed recently that some electronic and print media are broadcasting or publishing news reports or running scrolls relating to ongoing cases, which is totally undesirable.”

“Under the circumstances, it is being requested by way of this order, that all concerned refrain from publishing news or running scrolls about ongoing cases.”

The instruction created much confusion in the media and several organisations Editors Guild, Bangladesh, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists, Law Reporters Forum urged the top court to clarify its instructions.