PV Desk : Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today stressed the need for bringing discipline in media as the country saw an exponential growth of mass media in the last 10 years.

“Today, media does not mean newspaper only. Now it includes newspapers, televisions, radios and online news portals…the canvas of newspapers has changed in the last 10 years,” he told a meeting here.

Bangladesh Press Council arranged the meeting at its office marking the Press Council Day.

Speaking as the chief guest, Dr Hasan said many challenges are now added to media as it has seen a rapid growth in the country.

He observed that if any fake news is published in any media, it may cause harm to the society and the state as well.

Many consider the social media as a mass media but it is an un-edited platform, not a medium, he said, adding that many start to introduce themselves as journalists by holding cards of online portals but they are not journalists at all.