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20/06/2024
Laws of Bangladesh

The Press Council Act, 1974

( ACT NO. XXV OF 1974 )

Definitions
2. In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context,-
 
 
 
 
(a) “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Council;
 
 
 
 
(b) “Council” means the Press Council established under section 3;
 
 
 
 
(c) “editor” means the person who controls the selection of the matter that is published in a newspaper;
 
 
 
 
(d) “member” means a member of the Council;
 
 
 
 
(e) “newspaper” means any periodical work containing public news or comments on public news and includes such other class of printed periodical work as the Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, declare to be newspaper;
 
 
 
 
(f) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
 
 
 
 
(g) “working journalist” means a person who is a whole-time journalist and is employed as such in, or in relation to, any newspaper establishment and includes an editor, a leader writer, news editor, sub-editor, feature writer, reporter, correspondent, copy tester, cartoonist, news photographer, caligraphist and proof-reader.

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