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Freedom Of The Press

Freedom of the press and Lord Denning

THE signs are ominous. The Bangladesh Press Council, which was set up to preserve the freedom of the press, now wants to control it by having the powers to punish journalists for “false reports,” and to issue certificates to intending journalists. To gain this authority, it has already consulted with the information ministry and drafted proposals for changes in the Press Council Act, 1973. The Cyber Tribunal recently awarded seven years imprisonment to a person accused of disseminating “a...

Broadcast policy challenged at HC

A Supreme Court lawyer yesterday challenged the legality of the recently formulated National Broadcast Policy, 2014, saying it has curtailed the freedom of the press and the fundamental rights of people. In his writ petition filed with the High Court, Eunus Ali Akond has sought a stay order from the court on the effectiveness of the policy. The cabinet approved the policy on August 4 and issued a gazette notification to this effect three days later despite a strong criticism...

US to continue talks with govt on press freedom

US to continue talks with govt on press freedom

The United States will continue discussion with the government of Bangladesh about extrajudicial killings, political violence and freedom of the press, a US state department official has said. Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said this while replying to a question during daily press briefing yesterday. "..we support freedom of expression, freedom of the media everywhere, including...

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