Govt to redraft Digital Security Act: Law minister
Bangladesh government will be redrafting the Digital Security Act that has drawn flack over fears of gagging free media and freedom of speech.
Law Minister Anisul Huq made the assurance today after meeting newspaper editors and the journalist community, all of who strongly opposed the law.
“We (government) will consider the opinion of the journalists. Their opposition is logical. We will redraft the law,” he told journalists after emerging from the meeting.
Minister Huq was present at the meeting held with Editors’ Council, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO), and the parliamentary standing committee on post, telecommunications and ICT.
ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar, who was also present, voiced similar views.