Digital Security Act

29 institutions ‘critical info infrastructure’

The government has announced 29 agencies and institutions such as the Prime Minister’s Office, central and state-owned banks, and the national identity and immigration departments as “critical information infrastructure”, officially declaring illegal access to their information as punishable offence.

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Gagging young voices: The unreasonable nature of our digital laws

As it stands now, any person whom law enforcement authorities deem to have breached the DSA will be arrested without a warrant.

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

29 institutions ‘critical info infrastructure’

The government has announced 29 agencies and institutions such as the Prime Minister’s Office, central and state-owned banks, and the national identity and immigration departments as “critical information infrastructure”, officially declaring illegal access to their information as punishable offence.

September 26, 2022
September 26, 2022

Jhumon Das denied bail in DSA case; family to file appeal

A Sunamganj court today (September 26, 2022) rejected the bail plea of Jhumon Das who was arrested in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

Evidence (Amendment) Bill placed in JS

The  “Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2022” incorporating the admissibility of digital evidence in the court was placed in parliament yesterday.

August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022

Legal notice wants fake news, misinfo on Facebook, YouTube removed

A Supreme Court lawyer today sent a legal notice to remove Facebook posts and YouTube videos containing “fake and concocted news that incite violence and public disorder” in Bangladesh.

August 20, 2022
August 20, 2022

UN rights chief’s visit: Conflicting expectations and a hope for positive change

UN human rights chief's visit to Dhaka revealed contrasting expectations on the part of the government and rights groups.

August 18, 2022
August 18, 2022

Digital security act: Special cell’s nod must for filing case

No case can be filed under the Digital Security Act without the express approval of a special cell headed by the divisional commissioner, the ICT ministry proposed yesterday.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Thoughts on Sajid’s and Sourodip’s victory

Two university students have made Bangladesh the first Asian country to win the World Universities Debating Championships. Will this stunning rhetorical feat spark the spirit of debate in our society?

June 30, 2022
June 30, 2022

Another ring in the shackle to gag the media

Is not the media already under duress, and its function heavily encumbered by the Digital Security Act (DSA), without needing a new law which is now on the anvil of the Bangladesh Press Council (BPC)?

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 by political activists and murders orchestrated by Jihadist or criminal organizations” – “malicious”.