Information Ministry to open media centre during polls

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DHAKA, Dec 23, 2018 (BSS) – The Information Ministry will open a media
centre to disseminate the 11th national election-related information,
including its results, from December 29 to 31.

“The election results and the decisions of the Election Commission (EC)
will be made available through the media centre to be set up at Sonargaon
hotel in the city,” State Minister for Information Tarana Halim told a press
conference at the Secretariat today.

She said the media centre will remain open for 24 hours in three shifts
where seven officials will work in each shift. “Journalists can use the
information disseminated by the media centre,” said Tarana.

The state minister said the foreign embassies in Dhaka will also be
informed about the media centre by issuing letters so that they can contact
with the media centre for any information required.

“Separate booths will also be set up at the airport to assist foreigners,”
she added.

Besides, Tarana said, a total of nine officials will work in each shift
of the ‘Rumor Identification Cell’.

She said the cell has already identified two rumours and sent the
information to Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

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