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  • Photographer Shahidul Alam

    Case against Shahidul: SC upholds stay on probe

    The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a High Court order that stayed the investigation of the case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act against renowned photographer Shahidul Alam.

  • rumours on social media

    2 held in Bogura for ‘spreading rumours’ in social media

    Two persons are arrested from Bogura Sadar upazila for allegedly spreading rumours in social media.

  • Renowned Poet Henry Sawpon gets bail in Digital Security Act case

    Poet Henry Sawpon gets bail in Digital Security Act case

    A court in Barishal grants bail to poet and journalist Henry Sawpon in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.

  • Sonagazi ex-OC sued, PBI asked to submit report by Apr 30

    Dhaka Cyber Tribunal takes the case filed against former officer-in-charge (OC) of Sonagazi Model Police Station Moazzem Hossain into cognisance and asks the Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) to submit a report by April 30.

  • spreading rumour on social media

    1 held for ‘spreading rumour’ on social media

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-10) today claimed to have detained a man on charge of spreading rumours on social media.

  • Dispose of Khaleda Zia’s bail plea

    Khulna journo gets anticipatory bail

    The High Court grants anticipatory bail to Rashidul Islam, the daily Manab Zamin’s staff reporter for Khulna, for four weeks in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.

  • fake images on social media

    3 held for ‘spreading fake photos, derogatory remarks on PM’

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claims to have detained three men in Chattogram, Bogura and Rajshahi for allegedly spreading photoshopped images and making derogatory comments about the prime minister on social media.

  • Khulna journalist gets bail

    DT journo gets bail

    A Khulna court yesterday granted bail to Hedait Hossain Molla, local correspondent of the Dhaka Tribune, in a case filed under digital security Act.

  • Fake elections data

    CPJ for immediate release of Khulna journo

    The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Bangladeshi authorities to immediately release Hedayet Hossain Mollah, who was arrested in Khulna in relation to his election coverage.

  • Khulna journalist remand

    'Fake' Polls Data: Journo placed on three-day remand

    A Khulna court yesterday placed Hedayet Hossain Mollah, local correspondent of the Dhaka Tribune, on a three-day remand in a case filed under the Digital Security Act.

  • 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.

  • Police escorting Barrister Mainul Hosein to Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court

    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.

  • Khaleda Zia's Participation in National Election

    Time for talks not over yet

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

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

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