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07:55 PM, November 14, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:17 PM, November 14, 2017

Bangladesh partly free in internet freedom: Study

Bangladesh is “party free” in terms of using internet, according to the latest report of Freedom House.

Freedom House, a global organisation working for the expansion of freedom and democracy, conducted the survey titled "Freedom on the Net" assessing 65 countries including Bangladesh on their levels of internet and digital media freedom.

Bangladesh has scored 54 points and categorised partly free while Iceland and Estonia jointly ranked the top position scoring six points.

The survey is divided into three categories scored between 0-100 — obstacles to access, limits on content, and violations of user rights. According to the survey, the lowest scorer country enjoys the highest internet freedom.

For the third consecutive year, China was the world's worst abuser of internet freedom, followed by Syria and Ethiopia.

Although the conditions in Bangladesh saw a slight improvement compared to the previous year as the country scored 56.

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