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  • Dr Kamal Hossain says to revoke Digital Security Act 2018

    Scrap Digital Security Act

    Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday demanded that the government revoke the recently-passed Digital Security Act.

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    Digital Security Bill: CPJ urges govt to review

    The Committee to Protect Journalists in a letter to the Bangladesh president expressed deep concern over the Digital Security Act passed on Tuesday by parliament, and urged him to return it for a review.

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    Editors denounce passage of Digital Security Bill

    The Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) yesterday expressed its deep regret at the passage of the Digital Security Bill 2018, which it considers to be against media freedom and freedom of speech guaranteed by the constitution.

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    Digital Security Act to gag freedom of expression: Shujan

    Shushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan), a civil society platform, voices concern over recently enacted Digital Security Act-2018 as several sections of the law can be misused to harass citizens and gag the press.

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    Danger to freedom of expression

    Several local and international rights organisations have expressed grave concerns over the passing of the Digital Security Bill 2018 and demanded that the government reconsider its controversial sections.

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    The way they view it

    This law will hurt the media, democracy and freedom of expression. Citizens and the media will be victimised. Fundamental rights will be curtailed.

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    Resist Digital Security Bill: Rizvi

    Terming it a dangerous “black law”, BNP yesterday urged people from all walks of life to put up a strong resistance against the Digital Security Bill, 2018.

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    TIB disappointed with finalised report by parliamentary body

    Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has expressed disappointment over finalising of a report by a parliamentary body on Digital Security Bill, 2018 without considering most of the recommendations from stakeholders and amending some sections that curb freedom of speech and independent journalism.

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    Digital Security Bill: JS body finalises report

    A parliamentary body yesterday finalised its report on the much-debated Digital Security Bill without addressing some concerns of journalists and media owners.

  • It will curtail free speech

    Stressing the need for a law amid growing concerns over the country's rapidly flourishing information technology sector, journalists, authors and rights activists yesterday said that if the proposed digital security bill was passed with its current content, it will severely curtail freedom of the press and expression.

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    Digital Security Act: JS body to hold talks with stakeholders tomorrow

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Post, Telecom and ICT is to hold a meeting with the stakeholders tomorrow to hear their views on the proposed Digital Security Act, 2018.

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    Digital security act to be revised

    Law Minister Anisul Huq has agreed to sit again with representatives of the Editors' Council, the Association of Television Channel

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    Digital Security Act: JS body sits with editors, BFUJ, ATCO today

    The parliamentary standing committee on post, telecom and ICT has invited Editors' Council, Association of Television Channel Owners and a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) to a meeting today to hear their views on the proposed Digital Security Act, 2018.

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    HRW asks Bangladesh to protect freedom of expression

    The Human Rights Watch asks Bangladesh to repeal “draconian” Section 57 and says that the upcoming Digital Security Act is no different.

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    Repeal Section 57, review Digital Security Act: TIB

    Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) urges the government to review some sections of the proposed Digital Security Act 2018 and repeal Section 57 of ICT Act.

  • Telecom and ICT minister Mustafa Jabbar says about Digital Security Act 2018

    Digital Security Act: Govt to hold talks with media

    The government will sit and take opinions from the concerned people of the media who raised objections regarding the proposed Digital Security Act- 2018, ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar says.

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    Include special provision for journos, media

    Leaders of a faction of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) yesterday recommended amending the proposed Digital Security Act, 2018 to incorporate a provision for forming a cell under Bangladesh Press Council.

  • Journalists' concern to be considered

    The parliamentary standing committee on post, telecom and ICT would consider any concerns journalists may have over the Digital Security Act, 2018.

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    JS body to sit with journos over Digital Security Act

    The parliamentary standing committee on telecom and ICT says it will sit with newspaper editors, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists and owners of the electronic media to know their concern about the Digital Security Act-2018.

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq about Digital Security Act 2018

    Digital Security Bill: 'Subsection to be added if necessary'

    Law Minister Anisul Huq says that a subsection will be included in the proposed digital security act if it is necessary for removing confusion over the freedom of expression.

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    Digital Security Act: Freedom of expression to get hurt

    The European Union and 10 countries including the US and the UK have expressed concern over several sections of the proposed Digital Security Act-2018 as what they said is it “would suppress freedom of expression in multiple ways”. Ambassadors of the countries and the EU or their representatives expressed their worry at a meeting with Law Minister Anisul Huq at his secretariat office in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Section 32 of Digital Security Act

    Section 32 not to harass any journo

    Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said a subsection would be included in Section 32 of the proposed Digital Security Act, 2018 if that was necessary for protecting investigative journalism.

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    Left parties reject draft of Digital Security Act

    Rejecting the draft of Digital Security Act 2018, several left leaning parties demand that it should be repealed immediately.

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    No one will be harassed by Digital Security Act: Anisul

    Law Minister Anisul Huq says no one will be harassed due to the Digital Security Act unlike the section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act.

  • Draft of Digital Security Act Approved: Gag on freedom of expression

    The freedom of the press and expression was put to the sword, feared journalists and rights defenders as the cabinet yesterday approved the draft of the Digital Security Act-2018 yesterday.

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