TV talk show Frontline goes off air

Staff Correspondent

Private television channel Bangla Vision authority has suspended the airing of its popular live talk show ‘Frontline’ without notice.
Hosted by Daily Manabzamin chief editor Motiur Rahman Chowdhury, the talk show, started five years back, focused contemporary political issues where politicians, civil society representatives and journalists were invited to discuss at the live programme.
About the status of the talk show on Sunday, Motiur Rahman told New Age that the television authority had notified him that the airing of the talk show had been suspended.
The television chairman, Abdul Haq, said that the live programme was stopped temporarily from Saturday due to technical problems.
Asked whether the programme was stopped due to pressure from any quarter, he said that the television stopped all the live programs for technical problems.
According to official website of Bangla Vision, the show was scheduled to be aired at 6:25pm on every Monday and Wednesday and ‘Front Line Roundup’ at 5:00pm on every Saturday.
The government earlier reportedly forced some private television owners not to invite some speakers to talk shows and also to change some talk show hosts.

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