The Editors’ Council (Sampadak Parishad) today expressed deep concern over cases filed under the Digital Security Act against two editors and demanded immediate withdrawal of the cases against them in a letter.
Sampadak Parishad (Editors’ Council) demands withdrawal of a case filed against journalist Ariful Islam, who was arrested from home in the dead of night and jailed for one-year.
Sampadak Parishad expresses grave concern about the case against Editor-in-Chief of Manabzamin and 31 others under the Digital Security Act, for publishing news concerning the arrested Jubo Mahila League leader Shamima Nur Papia, and demanded immediate withdrawal of the case against the journalists.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu yesterday said discussion with the Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) on the newly enacted Digital Security Act was not over.
Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said the concerns of Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) about the Digital Security Act will be placed before the next cabinet meeting, or at the one after that.
The Digital Security Act (DSA) just passed in the parliament suffers from the following fundamental flaws:
The Sampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) has postponed tomorrow's human chain, which was called denouncing the passage of the Digital Security Bill 2018, upon request from Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu.