Information Minister Hasan Mahmud yesterday said he would work to remove the worries of journalists regarding some laws, including the Digital Security Act-2018.
Rules on Digital Security Act-2018 will clear all confusion regarding the Act, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says ahead of the Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) meeting with the Information Ministry.
Terming the Digital Security Bill draconian, some legal experts yesterday said freedom of expression would no longer exist in the country if the law was enacted.
The much-debated Digital Security Bill-2018 was placed in parliament last night.
Expressing concerns over several sections of the proposed Digital Security Act-2018, diplomats of 10 countries and the EU say that those go against the freedom of expression.
The road transport and bridges minister has urged the journalist community not to worry about the proposed Digital Security Act-2018, saying that all stakeholders would be consulted before getting it passed.
The cabinet approves the draft of Digital Security Act, which the critics say will curb freedom of expression as controversial section 57 of Information and Communication Technology Act has been included in it.