Representatives from the news media protested to Information Adviser Barrister Mainul Hosein on Sunday during a meeting with the adviser. The journalists expressed their disappointment about the new rules to curb press freedom.
Barrister Mainul Hosein said that the government has not introduced any new rules or orders to curb freedom of the press.
Referring to a set of rules enunciated in a recent gazette notification spelling out some "do's" and "don'ts" for the media -- both print and electronic, he said those should not be taken as laws that outright restrict the normal functioning of the press. He said, those rules have been framed within the scope of the state of emergency under which certain provisions of the constitution have been suspended.
Matiur Rahman Choudhury has more on the story.