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02:52 PM, August 05, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:11 AM, March 08, 2019

BTRC orders blocking of 35 news sites

02:52 PM, August 05, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:51 PM, August 05, 2016

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission yesterday directed all International Internet Gateway (IIG) operators to block 35 news websites.

“The commission has directed the authorities concerned to block some news websites following a government directive,” BTRC official told The Daily Star over the phone last night. 

“We are now more actively monitoring the media and social media platforms,” the official added.

It is a threat to press freedom as blocking the news websites. It was not clear when the news sites will be blocked. 

The news sites that will be taken down are:

rtnews24.com, haquekotha.com, amrabnp.com, real-timenews.com, bnation24.com, nationnewsbd.com, bhoreralap.com, banglapost24.com, dailytimes24.com, mynewsbd.com, livekhobor.com, rikhan.com, sheershanewsbd.com, natunerdak.com, sylhetvoice24.com, somoybangla.com, prothom-news.com, banglalatestnews.com, bdmonitor.net, bdupdatenews24.net, newsdaily24bd.com, amardeshonline.com, doinikamardesh.com, onnojogot24.com, amarbangladesh-online.com, desh-bd.net, crimebdnews24.com,natunsokal.com,sheershakhobor.com, onb24.com, dinkalonline.net, sarabangla.com, parstoday.com, weeklysonarbangla .net and 24banglanewsblog. wordpress.com.

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