Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said twenty thousand more journalist who lost their jobs during Coronavirus pandemic will get financial support (Tk10,000 each).
The minister said this while addressing reporters after an emergency meeting of Journalist Welfare Trust at his secretariat office on Sunday (April 25).
He said, we joined an emergency meeting during the second wave of Coronavirus. Primarily we will provide Tk two crore to 2000 journalists.
More 200 journalists will get Tk50000 to Tk2 lakh in this fiscal year. Apart from this, more journos will get support from journalist welfare trust.
Chief Information Officer Surath Kumar Sarkar, Bangladesh Press Institute’s director general Jafar Wazed, Dhaka Journalist Union president Mollah Jalal and others attended the program.