The council reprimanded and warned a reporter and also expected the editor to verify facts meticulously before publishing news in future. bdnews24.com received a copy of the 17-page verdict passed by the Press Council on Jan 18. By publishing the last part of the (probe committee) report, the newspaper violated the journalistic code of ethics which is nothing but a professional misconduct." The verdict also said the defendant did not publish a rejoinder following the code of conduct of Press Council which was against journalistic rules. The Press Council asked The Daily Star to publish the verdict within 15 days of getting it and also to submit a copy of the newspaper to the council.
Source: bd News24 March 08, 2018 04:07 UTC