"Journalists who do not publish false news need not worry about the Digital Security Bill."
Journalists will have to go through difficult times as the Digital Security Bill has turned into a law without addressing our grave concerns.
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.
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.
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.
A group of teachers and scholars of journalism and media studies call upon the government to reconsider the “draconian” Digital Security Act.
BNP will scrap Digital Security Act within a week if the party is voted to power, its Standing Committee member Moudud Ahmed says.
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.