Bangladesh has a low risk of external and overall debt distress despite higher external borrowing in recent terms, said the International Monetary Fund.
While the manner in which the DSA is being defended is nothing new, the timing bears significance
Only two percent of the people accused under the Digital Security Act saw their cases come to a close with the court handing either a conviction, an acquittal or the dismissal of the case.
As it stands now, any person whom law enforcement authorities deem to have breached the DSA will be arrested without a warrant.
On one hand, there were at least 22 incidents of Hindu religious sites being attacked this year. On the other, there were at least seven incidents in which members of the minority community were sued or arrested under the Digital Security Act or other laws for "hurting religious sentiments".
Over the past several months, efforts have been afoot to frame a data protection law in Bangladesh.
The draconian Digital Security Act (DSA) strikes again, and most worryingly, in collusion with communal bigotry.
A Supreme Court lawyer today sent a legal notice to remove Facebook posts and YouTube videos containing “fake and concocted news that incite violence and public disorder” in Bangladesh.
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).