Bangladesh has urged the foreign missions stationed in Dhaka to monitor Bangladeshi journalists travelling abroad to check their activities that might go against Bangladesh's interest and image.
The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday conveyed the decision to heads of missions in Dhaka, a diplomatic source told UNB.
"If anybody's involvement is found against the interest and the image of the country, s/he musty be identified and their such negative activities must be reported back to Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately," the diplomat said quoting the message sent to the foreign missions.
The Foreign Ministry requested the heads of missions in Dhaka to take up the matter 'seriously' so that Bangladeshi journalists, whenever travelling to the respective host countries, should be monitored to unearth their activities.
The twelfth meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that any Bangladeshi journalist travelling abroad should be monitored and reports in this regard be sent back to Ministry of Foreign Affairs if their activities are found against the country's interests.
The Standing Committee expressed its concern over the negative activities of Bangladeshi journalists abroad since such activities give wrong information on Bangladesh in the international arena, reads the document signed by Director General, External Publicity Wing Md Lutfor Rahman..