Digital Security Act

May 5, 2022
May 5, 2022

RSF’s report on press freedom in Bangladesh ‘malicious’: Information Minister

Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has termed the World Press Freedom Index by Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) –according to which Bangladeshi journalists are “exposed to police violence, attacks...

May 3, 2022
May 3, 2022

Digital Security Act threatens press freedom, needs reformation: Editors’ Council

The Editors’ Council today called upon the authorities concerned to reform the Digital Security Act in order to ensure press freedom in the country.

April 23, 2022
April 23, 2022

On average 32 detained in Digital Security cases per month: Report

The number of accused under the Digital Security Act increased to 147 per month -- on average – between April 2021 and February 2022 from 61 persons – on average -- during January 2020-March 2021.

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

Draft OTT regulations: They'll be threat to free speech, says speakers at webinar

The government’s draft regulation for digital, social media and OTT platforms will be a threat to freedom of speech and people’s basic rights, experts said yesterday.

April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022

Digital Security Act may have led to some excesses: Momen tells Washington

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has said there might have been excesses while enforcing the Digital Security Act, "but the government is now very careful to make sure the law is not abused".

March 1, 2022
March 1, 2022

Digital security Act cases: Politicians worst victims

Politicians are the worst victims of the Digital Security Act, with at least 167 of them being prosecuted under the controversial law during 2020 and 2021.

January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022

After arrest police took photos of him with a woman, ‘Shishu Bokta’ Madani tells court

A Dhaka tribunal today framed charges against Rafiqul Islam Madani, widely known as “Shishu Bokta”, in a case filed with Gazipur’s Gacha Police Station under the Digital Security Act for allegedly...

April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021

Digital Security Act: 2 siblings in Ctg jailed for posting ‘anti-government’ statuses on Facebook

Two siblings were sent to jail by a court in Chattogram today after they were arrested by police in a case filed under the Digital Security Act (DSA) on charge of posting anti-government statuses...

March 24, 2021
March 24, 2021

Facebook status against minister: 2 Chhatra League leaders sued under DSA

Two local Chhatra League leaders were sued under Digital Security Act allegedly for spreading false information and rumour against Textile and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi on Facebook in...

March 21, 2021
March 21, 2021

Digital Security Act: A farmer, far from internet, on the run

A rural farmer, who does not have access to the internet, let alone have a Facebook account, has been on the run since he was sued under the Digital Security Act five months ago over a post on the...