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  • Digital Security Bill 2018

    Revise Digital Security Act

    Expressing serious concerns at the deteriorating human rights situation in Bangladesh, the European Parliament yesterday regretted the government's decision to enact the Digital Security Act ahead of the national election.

  • BNP leader Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury got bail

    Amir Khasru freed from Chattogram jail on bail

    BNP Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury is released on bail from Chattogram Central Jail in a case filed under the ICT Act.

  • Barrister Mainul Hosein’s health report

    Court rejects Mainul's bail petition

    A Dhaka court yesterday rejected Barrister Mainul Hosein's bail petition in a case filed under Digital Security Act for defaming journalist Masuda Bhatti during a TV talk-show.

  • Barrister Mainul Hosein’s health report

    Mainul Hosein shown arrested under Digital Security Act

    Barrister Mainul Hosein was yesterday shown arrested in a case filed under the Digital Security Act for defaming journalist Masuda Bhatti during a TV talk show on October 16.

  • Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu

    Digital Security Act enacted to prevent yellow journalism: Inu

    Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu tells the parliament that the Digital Security Act-2018 has been enacted so that media run news based on facts instead of indulging in yellow journalism.

  • Barrister Mainul Hosein

    Mainul sued under Digital Security Act

    An Awami League leader yesterday sued Barrister Mainul Hosein under the Digital Security Act for “dishonouring journalist Masuda Bhatti and the entire female community”.

  • Amendment of Digital Security Act 2018

    No scope to amend new laws before election: Quader

    There is no scope to amend the much-debated Digital Security Act and Road Transport Act before the next general election, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said yesterday.

  • Reconsider Digital Security Act 2018

    Digital Security Act: Legal notice seeks proper amendments

    A Supreme Court lawyer yesterday served a legal notice on the authorities concerned for proper amendments to nine sections of the much-debated Digital Security Act.

  • 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.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    Digital Security Act: PM rules out talks

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday dismissed any possibility of talks with the Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) on the Digital Security Act, saying there is no scope for discussions as the law has already been enacted.

  • digital phobia

    People suffering from ‘digital phobia’: BNP

    BNP says the countrymen are now suffering from “digital phobia” as the government has recently enacted much-talked-about Digital Security Act 2018 to “restrict” freedom of expression.

  • Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali

    ‘Govt doesn’t want to curb free speech’

    The government has no intention to curb freedom of expression which lays foundation of its democratic governance, Law Minister Anisul Huq briefs diplomats.

  • Digital Security Act: Human chain tomorrow

    The Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) is to form a human chain on Monday (October) protesting enactment of the Digital Security Act 2018.

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    Time for talks not over yet

    Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said time for discussion on the Digital Security Act is not over yet.

  • Reconsider Digital Security Act 2018

    Digital Security Act: SAHR calls for review

    South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR) yesterday expressed deep concern over passing of the Digital Security Act 2018 by the Bangladesh government despite strong criticism at national and international levels.

  • Reconsider Digital Security Act 2018

    Digital Security Act: Editors' Council press confce tomorrow

    The Sampadak Parishad will hold a press conference at noon tomorrow to reiterate its demand that the Digital Security Act be amended to protect freedom of speech, independent journalism and media institutions from the threat of police intervention and arbitrary arrest.

  • Digital Security Act 2018

    Revise Digital Security Act

    The United Nations Human Rights office has called for urgent revision of the Digital Security Act in a bid to ensure checks and balances against arbitrary arrests and other undue restrictions.

  • Reconsider Digital Security Act 2018

    All in vain

    The Digital Security Act faces an unprecedented protest and criticism.

  • Digital Security Act 2018: Appeal & Denial

    Appeal & Denial

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

  • Bangladesh Digital Security Bill 2018

    What they think

    Journalists will have to go through difficult times as the Digital Security Bill has turned into a law without addressing our grave concerns.

  • President approves Digital Security Act

    President Abdul Hamid yesterday signed the Digital Security Bill into law amid widespread criticism that it curbs freedom of speech and expression and media freedom guaranteed by the constitution. President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin confirmed this to The Daily Star yesterday afternoon.

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir

    '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.

  • Digital Security Act 2018

    An attempt to justify illegitimate activities: Speakers

    The government formulated Digital Security Bill in an attempt to “justify its illegitimate activities”, speakers said at a meeting yesterday.

  • President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid

    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.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    No false news, no worries

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said journalists who do not publish false news need not worry about the Digital Security Bill, 2018. “If anybody doesn't have any criminal mindset or any plan to commit an offence, then there's nothing for him to be worried about,” she said at a press conference at the Gono Bhaban.

  • President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid

    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.

  • Law minister

    Editors' concerns to be placed at next cabinet meeting or subsequent one

    Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said the concerns of Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) about the Digital Security Act will be placed before the next cabinet meeting, or at the one after that.

  • TIB Executive Director Iftekharuzzaman

    Speaker signs; it may be sent to president today

    Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday signed the recently passed Digital Security Bill.

  • Sajeeb Wazed Joy criticises Sampadak Parishad

    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.

  • US ambassador Marcia Barnicat

    Consider changes to the law: Bernicat

    Responding to the newly enacted Digital Security Act 2018, which has created concern at home and abroad over press freedom and

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