Hasan termed the media as one of the guides of the country and said it (media) should not be used, in any way, to protect the interests of the owners.

Noting that the government agreed with the journalists about the amendment of the media employees law and is waiting for the written proposal from the top organisation of journalists, he said, "So, there is no room for controversy in this regard".

Hasan emphasized on strengthening the role of BJC to enrich the country's media.

Information secretary Md Mokbul Hossain and other invited guests wished the conference a success.

BJC Trustee Syed Ishtiaque Reza presided over the inaugural function while its president Rezanul Haque Raja, member secretary Shakil Ahmed, directors Rashed Ahmed and Nur Us-Safa Julhajj, BFUJ- Bangladesh Federal Union Journalists president Omar Faruque, BFUJ former president Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul, Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) Sohel Haider Chowdhury and Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU) president Nazrul Islam Mithu spoke at the function, among others.