Federation of Television Professionals Organisation, a platform of 13 television productions-based professional groups, has announced to organised sit-ins in front of four TV channels which air Bangla-dubbed foreign serials.
As part of the programme the TV actors, directors, playwrights and other technical hands will observe a sit in programme in front of Deepto TV channel at 11:00am this morning, said the organisers at a press conference held on Saturday at Dhaka Reporters Unity.
FTPO president Mamunur Rashid, its secretary general Gazi Rakayet and others were present at the press conference.
FTPO will organise similar programmes in front of ETV on December 20, in front of SATV on December 28 and in front of Maasranga TV on the following day.
The sit in programme has been given since the TV channels had not stop airing Bangla-dubbed foreign serials following the deadline given by FTPO from a rally held at Central Shaheed Minar on November 30.
FTPO president Mamunur Rashid from a gathering of hundreds of TV professionals on November 30 gave 15 days to local channels to stop airing of Bangla-dubbed foreign serials.
Their other demands included imposing a ban on recruitment of foreign actors/directors/technicians without permission of the government and stopping buying teleplays from agencies.
‘Since the local channels were getting increasingly dependent on Bangla-dubbed foreign programmes, demand for local productions decreased,’ Mamunur Rashid told New Age.
‘It is a matter of our survival and we will not rest until all the demands are fulfilled,’ he said.
He also said FTPO was demanding imposing ban on Indian Bangla channels those were airing obscene daily soaps operas. ‘Such serials have created adverse impact in our society,’ Mamun said. FTPO also demanding reduction of TV commercials during airing of the programmes, he said.
‘We are negotiating with the government to fulfil our demands,’ Mamun said.
Otherwise, he threatened, FTPO would organise a greater movement involving common people of the country.
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