Covid-19: 2,000 more journalists to get financial support

Dhaka, Apr 25 :  The government will give financial assistance of Tk10,000 each to 2,000 more journalists – walloped by the unprecedented disruptions unfolded by the pandemic.Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said this on Sunday during an emergency meeting with Journalists’ Welfare Trust at the secretariat.
Even India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka are not providing such assistance to the journalists, who lost jobs or are not getting salaries regularly due to the pandemic, the minister said.
Also, Dr Hasan said 200 more journalists would get financial support from the trust in this financial year.
During the first wave of Covid-19 last year, around 3,350 journalists from all over the country got Tk10,000 each, reports UNB.