DSA

Hate Crimes, DSA: Twin terrors for the minorities

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".

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Gagging young voices: The unreasonable nature of our digital laws

As it stands now, any person whom law enforcement authorities deem to have breached the DSA will be arrested without a warrant.

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

Hate Crimes, DSA: Twin terrors for the minorities

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".

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Is the Data Protection Act an extension of DSA?

Over the past several months, efforts have been afoot to frame a data protection law in Bangladesh.

September 13, 2022
September 13, 2022

When the state defeats its people

The draconian Digital Security Act (DSA) strikes again, and most worryingly, in collusion with communal bigotry.

August 21, 2022
August 21, 2022

Legal notice wants fake news, misinfo on Facebook, YouTube removed

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.

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

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.

May 15, 2022
May 15, 2022

Journalism under siege on digital front

Journalism in Bangladesh is under siege on the digital front, beginning from surveillance to draconian laws.

May 13, 2022
May 13, 2022

Don’t normalise living in fear

Bangladesh is a nation that is being carried almost entirely by the labour of its underprivileged and uneducated people, who slave away at garment factories and toil abroad to send back remittances.

May 3, 2022
May 3, 2022

Digital Security Act threatens press freedom, needs reformation: Editors’ Council

The Editors’ Council today called upon the authorities concerned to reform the Digital Security Act in order to ensure press freedom in the country.