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How to register Online News Portal in Bangladesh – Online News Portal Registration

Online News Portal registration


To register a news website in Bangladesh, follow the steps outlined below.

  • Choose a name for your news portal and confirm that it is registrable.
  • Visit the Ministry of Information of Bangladesh’s website at www.moi.gov.bd to obtain the application form for registering an online news portal.
  • Complete the application form with accurate and pertinent information regarding your news website and its proprietors.
  • Include the necessary documents, such as your driver’s license, passport, and bank statement.
  • Pay the required registration fee to the government.
  • Submit the application form along with the required documents to the Bangladesh Ministry of Information.
  • Wait for the ministry to assess your registration application and grant approval.

It is important to note that registering for an online news portal in Bangladesh can be a complicated and time-consuming procedure. Consult a lawyer or professional service provider who can guide you through the process and assist you in submitting your application accurately and on time.

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Compliance for Bangladesh Online News Portal Registration

Following the registration of an online news portal in Bangladesh, you must adhere to the following post-registration requirements:

Displaying the registration certificate:

Your online news portal should prominently display the registration certificate issued by the Ministry of Information of Bangladesh so that it is readily visible to your audience.

Compliance with laws and regulations:

You must ensure that your online news portal complies with all Bangladeshi laws and regulations pertaining to online news publishing. This includes defamation, obscenity, hate speech, and national security laws.

You must submit periodic reports to the Ministry of Information of Bangladesh regarding the status of your online news portal, including information on circulation, readership, and revenue.

You must ensure that you pay all taxes applicable to your online news portal, including income tax, value-added tax (VAT), and customs duties.

You should take appropriate measures to safeguard the personal information of your users, including complying with Bangladesh’s data protection laws.

You should ensure that your online news portal adheres to journalistic ethical standards, such as accuracy, impartiality, and objectivity.

Renewal of registration:

As required by law, you must periodically renew your registration with the Ministry of Information of Bangladesh.

Consult an attorney or professional service provider who can guide you through the post-registration compliances and ensure that you continue to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

Required documentation for Bangladesh Online News Portal registration

To register an online news portal in Bangladesh, the following documents are required:

National identification certificate or passport of the holder: This is required to prove the identity of the online news portal’s owner(s).

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A bank statement must be provided to demonstrate the financial credibility of the online news portal’s owner(s).

This could be a utility receipt, a lease agreement, or any other document that demonstrates the address of the online news portal’s owner(s).

If the online news portal’s owner(s) are registered as a corporation, a certificate of incorporation is required.

If the proprietors of the online news portal have registered their brand name as a trademark, a trademark certificate is required.

If the online news portal has already registered a domain name, ownership verification is required.

No objection certificate (NOC):

If the owners of the online news portal are leasing the office space where the portal will be administered, the landlord must provide a no objection certificate (NOC).

It is essential that all documents submitted during the registration procedure are accurate and current. The application for registration may be denied if it contains any incorrect or deceptive information.

Bangladesh Online News Portal registration fee:

The government determines the registration fee for an online news portal in Bangladesh, which is subject to change. A news website’s registration fee was BDT 10,000 (Bangladesh Taka) as of September 2021, the last month for which I have information.

Before beginning the registration procedure, it is advisable to confirm the current registration fees with the Ministry of Information of Bangladesh or a professional service provider, as fees and charges are subject to change.

Are you planning to register a online news portal company in Bangladesh?

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