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    "Journalists who do not publish false news need not worry about the Digital Security Bill."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

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Reconsider Digital Security Act 2018

    ‘Reconsider Digital Security Act’

    A group of teachers and scholars of journalism and media studies call upon the government to reconsider the “draconian” Digital Security Act.

  • If voted, BNP ‘will scrap draconian digital law’

    BNP will scrap Digital Security Act within a week if the party is voted to power, its Standing Committee member Moudud Ahmed says.

  • European Union talks about Bangladesh's Digital Security Act 2018

    Legitimate media freedoms under threat: EU diplomats

    Responding to the newly passed Digital Security Act-2018 in Bangladesh which has drawn serious concern over press freedom and the right to freedom of expression, European diplomats in Dhaka have said the law will suppress and criminalise legitimate media freedoms.

  • 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.

  • About Digital Security Act 2018

    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.

  • Digital Security Bill 2018

    ‘Journos’ recommendations ignored in Digital Security Bill’

    The parliamentary standing committee on post telecom and ICT has placed its final report on the much-debated Digital Security Bill -2018 before the House unilaterally where recommendations of the journalist community were not reflected appropriately.

  • Nothing to worry about

    Journalists need not worry about the passing of the Digital Security Bill as it would not gag them, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in parliament yesterday.

  • Flag of BNP

    'Evil spirit of Baksal'

    Branding the Digital Security Act as an 'evil spirit of Baksal', BNP yesterday alleged that the government has enacted the law to hide its 'massive corruption' and gag the media and people's voice.

  • Bangladesh Digital Security Act 2018

    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.

  • Digital Security Act 2018

    Digital Security Bill: JS body submits report, ignores concerns of journalists

    A parliamentary body yesterday submitted its report on the much-debated Digital Security Bill, ignoring concerns of journalists and media owners over some of its sections.

  • Telecom and ICT minister Mustafa Jabbar

    Section 57 will go but case proceedings to continue

    Posts, Telecommunications and IT Minister Mustafa Jabbar yesterday said section 57 of the ICT Act would no longer be there after the passing of the Digital Security Bill by parliament.

  • Bangladesh Digital Security Act 2018

    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.

  • Digital Security Bill 2018

    Scrutiny of Digital Security Bill: JS body gets 2 more months

    Parliament yesterday gave two more months for further scrutiny of the Digital Security Bill-2018.

  • Bangladesh Digital Security Act 2018

    Why are we worried?

    The Editors' Council yesterday at a meeting with the law minister and post telecommuni-cations and ICT minister expressed deep concern over some provisions in the digital security bill placed in parliament last week. Freedom of expression and independent journalism, they feared, will largely be affected if those provisions remain in the proposed legislation.

  • Section 57

    Digital Security Bill: No discussion with stake-holders

    The parliamentary standing committee on the post, telecom and IT ministry will not sit with any stakeholders to review the proposed

  • Digital Security Bill 2018

    Digital security bill placed in JS amid concern

    The much-debated Digital Security Bill-2018 was placed in parliament last night.

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