Until now, there was no account from the government that provided a picture on the extent of the use of the law.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recommended over 11 months ago that the government scraps two sections and amends eight others of the Digital Security Act but the government said it will not scrap them and is reviewing the sections.
A law used only to punish critics has no place in democracy
Prothom Alo incident exposes a deeply upsetting approach to press freedom
On October 17, 2021, an entire fishing village in Rangpur’s Pirganj upazila was set ablaze allegedly because a Hindu teen hurt the religious sentiments of the locals through a derogatory social media post.
While the manner in which the DSA is being defended is nothing new, the timing bears significance