Digital Security Act (DSA)

"DSA imposes draconian punishments for a wide range of vaguely defined acts"

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression Irene Khan has said that the Digital Security Act of Bangladesh imposes draconian punishments for a wide range of vaguely defined acts.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

Thoughts on Sajid’s and Sourodip’s victory

Two university students have made Bangladesh the first Asian country to win the World Universities Debating Championships. Will this stunning rhetorical feat spark the spirit of debate in our society?

June 25, 2022
June 25, 2022

"DSA imposes draconian punishments for a wide range of vaguely defined acts"

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression Irene Khan has said that the Digital Security Act of Bangladesh imposes draconian punishments for a wide range of vaguely defined acts.

June 12, 2022
June 12, 2022

118 journalists attacked till May this year: Article 19

As many as 118 journalists were physically attacked in the first five months of this year, said Article 19 in a statement today (June 12, 2022).

June 7, 2022
June 7, 2022

Police arrest editor of local Rangamati daily in DSA case

Police have arrested an editor of local daily Dainik Parbatto Chattogram, a Rangamati-based local daily over a case filed under the controversial Digital Security Act (DSA).

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

Comment on nomination business: Prof Kalimullah, 2 others sued under DSA

A case has been filed against three people including National Election Observation Parishad’s President Prof Kalimullah for his comment that Arfanul Haque Rifat, Awami League backed mayoral candidate of Cumilla City Corporation bought nominations in exchange of Tk 60 crore.

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

HC stays 3 DSA cases against photojournalist Kajol

The High Court today stayed the trial proceedings against photojournalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol in three cases filed under Digital Security Act.

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

No ifs or buts, DSA must be amended for everyone’s sake

DSA is being used to target voices of dissent

May 31, 2022
May 31, 2022

Govt will make changes in DSA if needed: Law Minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq today (May 31, 2022) said the government will make changes in the Digital Security Act if it deems necessary, in order to ensure its best practices since this law has been misused and abused to some extent.

May 22, 2022
May 22, 2022

'BNP will scrap repressive laws, including DSA, if it comes to power’

BNP today said that it will scrap all “repressive acts and ordinances including Digital Security Act” if it comes to power.

May 20, 2022
May 20, 2022

Column by Mahfuz Anam: Why are there so many laws against free media?

With the numerous laws that already exist to regulate—or better still, suppress—the media, and the diligence with which new ones are being prepared, one would think that of all the areas that need fixing, our government expects the journalists to be “fixed” first. But why?