Bangladesh Digital Security Act 2018

October 16, 2018
October 16, 2018

Amend nine sections of Digital Security Act

Editors of the country's leading newspapers yesterday took to the streets and formed a human chain to press for proper amendments to nine sections of the much-debated Digital Security Act.

October 10, 2018
October 10, 2018

All in vain

The Digital Security Act faces an unprecedented protest and criticism.

October 10, 2018
October 10, 2018

Appeal & Denial

"Journalists who do not publish false news need not worry about the Digital Security Bill."

October 9, 2018
October 9, 2018

'Govt has deceived editors'

BNP yesterday slammed the government for formulating the much-debated Digital Security Act, saying the law's enactment reflected the government's intention to fortify its “illegitimate rule” and curb freedom of speech.

October 5, 2018
October 5, 2018

Digital Security Bill sent to president

The much-debated Digital Security Bill 2018 was sent to the office of President Abdul Hamid yesterday for his assent, said sources at the Parliament Secretariat and the Bangabhaban.

October 3, 2018
October 3, 2018

Digital Security Bill: What can President do now?

All eyes are now on President Abdul Hamid as he will decide on the much debated Digital Security Bill. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday signed the Bill recently passed by parliament amid widespread criticism against some of its provisions that have been termed as a threat to freedom of speech and expression and the freedom of press as well.

October 2, 2018
October 2, 2018

Digital Security Act: Joy criticises Sampadak Parishad

In a post on his verified Facebook page, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has heavily criticised Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) for raising objections to some sections of the newly passed Digital Security Act.

September 30, 2018
September 30, 2018

‘Reconsider Digital Security Act’

A group of teachers and scholars of journalism and media studies call upon the government to reconsider the “draconian” Digital Security Act.

September 27, 2018
September 27, 2018

Digital Security Bill: TIB terms it black law

The Digital Security Bill 2018 might be considered useful for the government in the short term, but it could boomerang on the government in the long run, Transparency International Bangladesh said yesterday.

May 22, 2018
May 22, 2018

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.