Editors' Council to form human chain today
The Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) will form a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club today to press for proper amendments to nine sections of the Digital Security Act 2018.
The Parishad, a platform of editors of the country's national dailies, believes the sections are likely to seriously harm the cause of independent journalism and freedom of expression.
It announced the programme at a news conference at the press club on Saturday.
Only members of the Parishad will take part in the human chain scheduled for 11:00am.
Earlier, the Parishad had announced that it would form a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on September 29 on the same demand after the Digital Security Bill was passed in parliament on September 19, ignoring concern of journalists and rights defenders.
The programme was postponed at the request of Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu.