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Emergency not have any effect on media: Dhaka

india Updated: Jan 30, 2007 11:58 IST

Bangladesh's caretaker government has clarified that the state of emergency imposed in the country does not amount to any restrictions on the media.

"No restrictions have been imposed on the media's freedom or functions," a handout of the home ministry said on Monday.

Moreover, the government will soon invite media representatives to discuss the issue in order to reach a workable solution, it added.

"The government is deeply aware of the positive role the media has been playing during the current critical period in the nation's history.

It is also concerned about the need to preserve the freedom of the press even under these circumstances."

The clarification comes after an announcement on January 25 regarding emergency rules which hit the media and activities of trade unions and professional bodies as well as politics.

The caretaker government had proclaimed a state of emergency on January 12 amid heightened political tension.