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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said journalists who do not publish false news need not worry about the Digital Security Bill, 2018.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