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Don’t publish news that affects Bangladesh-Italy ties

Foreign ministry requests media in Bangladesh


| Updated: July 12, 2020 12:53:21


Don’t publish news that affects Bangladesh-Italy ties

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested the print and electronic media in Bangladesh not to publish any news that may impact the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Italy without due diligence.

MoFA said the fact is that the Prime Minister of Italy never mentioned the word ‘virus bombs’ indicating any community during his interview with the Spanish TV Channel, reports UNB.

While running any news that may have negative impact on bilateral relations, including on the Bangladeshi expatriate community, the media is urged to check the authenticity of the news.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also requested the print and electronic media to create awareness among Bangladeshi diaspora all over the world, including the passengers departing from Bangladesh, for their sympathetic understanding of the local situations, and for adherence to the rules and regulations of the local government. 

While covering the news on COVID-19, some Italian newspapers carried the news of COVID-19 among the Bangladesh expatriate community members in Italy.

The attitude of defiance by some members of the Bangladesh community in Italy has been portrayed in the Italian newspapers, and this may create mistrust or discontent among the Italian population against Bangladeshis in Italy.

One newspaper even published the news under the headline of Bangladeshi virus bombs. 

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