Total number of media in country 3241: Minister

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 22:21, Jan 20, 2020 | Updated : 22:33, Jan 20, 2020

FILE PHOTO: Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud speaking at a programme organised by the Chattogram Shilpakala Academy on Jul 30.Information Minister Hasan Mahmud has said there are 3241 public and private media, including print and electronic, in the country, according to the estimate till December 2019.
“There are a total of 34 electronic media, including four state-owned and 30 private Television channels, 42 radio stations, including one state-owned Bangladesh Betar, 23 commercial FMs and 18 community radios, and 3165 print media, including one state-owned Dainik Barta,” he told parliament on Monday (Jan 20), reports BSS.
Hasan was replying to a tabled question made by treasury bench lawmaker Md Shamsul Haque Tuku in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.
The minister said the government TV channels are Bangladesh Television (BTV), BTV World, Sangsad Bangladesh Television and BTV Chattogram center.
Besides, Bangladesh Betar operating broadcasting programmes from 14 regional centers across the country, he added.