Section 57

Section 57 to be there but with some changes

The cabinet is likely to approve the Digital Security Act-2018, incorporating section 57 of the ICT Act in the proposed law with some modifications despite outcries from rights activists and journalists over the controversial provision.

May 11, 2018
May 11, 2018

Digital Security Act: Hardly an improvement on section 57

The proposed Digital Security Act to replace section 57 of the ICT Act is in some respects even broader than the one it seeks to replace and violates the country's international obligation to protect freedom of speech, Human Rights Watch says.

January 29, 2018
January 29, 2018

Section 57 to be there but with some changes

The cabinet is likely to approve the Digital Security Act-2018, incorporating section 57 of the ICT Act in the proposed law with some modifications despite outcries from rights activists and journalists over the controversial provision.

December 8, 2017
December 8, 2017

Silencing Dissent

The much-maligned Section 57 of the infamous Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act 2006 has come in handy again for suppressing dissent. This time the target is a well-known professor of law of the University of Dhaka, a reputed columnist and an eloquent speaker.

December 1, 2017
December 1, 2017

Section 57 by another name

It has been reported that within the first seven months of this year, around 300 cases were filed under the controversial Section 57 of the ICT Act. And yet, now when the government has decided to scrap the provision from the law, it does not bring any relief.

November 30, 2017
November 30, 2017

Section 57 in new garb

Amid calls for the repeal of section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act, the government has decided to revoke the controversial section that is prone to misuse.

November 28, 2017
November 28, 2017

Asif Nazrul sued under section 57

Dhaka University teacher Prof Asif Nazrul has been sued under section 57 of the ICT Act over a Facebook post, which the teacher claimed was uploaded from a fake account.

November 20, 2017
November 20, 2017

No decision yet on section 57

The government will clarify its position on the controversial section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act while placing the proposed Digital Security Act before the parliament, Law Minister Anisul Huq said yesterday.

November 17, 2017
November 17, 2017

Section 57: Over 300 cases filed this year

Cases filed under section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act are piling up, as the government is "undecided" what to do with the controversial section.

November 4, 2017
November 4, 2017

Section 57 of ICT Act: Man held over Facebook post

Another man was arrested under controversial section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act over an alleged Facebook post.

November 2, 2017
November 2, 2017

Journo sued under Section 57, sent to jail

Another journalist has been arrested under controversial Section-57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act.