Digital Security Bill 2018

September 23, 2018
September 23, 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.

September 22, 2018
September 22, 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.

September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018

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.

September 21, 2018
September 21, 2018

'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.

September 20, 2018
September 20, 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.

September 18, 2018
September 18, 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.

September 16, 2018
September 16, 2018

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.

September 12, 2018
September 12, 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.

August 19, 2018
August 19, 2018

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.

June 7, 2018
June 7, 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.