Section 57 of ICT Act

Take the SC's comments to heart

We hope that instead of a knee-jerk reaction, the present ruling leadership will see the merit of the criticisms made and do their own homework so that all the vital organs of our constitution can work together and establish a functional state under law.

August 6, 2017
August 6, 2017

BFUJ, DUJ leaders for scrapping of section 57

Leaders of Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) demand repeal of the section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.

August 3, 2017
August 3, 2017

Take the SC's comments to heart

We hope that instead of a knee-jerk reaction, the present ruling leadership will see the merit of the criticisms made and do their own homework so that all the vital organs of our constitution can work together and establish a functional state under law.

August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017

Quader for stopping misuse of section 57

The ruling Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader says there is an urgent need to stop misuse of section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act instead of repealing the provision.

August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017

Khulna journo held under section 57 gets bail

The Khulna-based journalist who was arrested under section 57 for a Facebook post over death of a goat secures bail amid national and international concern.

August 1, 2017
August 1, 2017

Journalist arrested for FB post on goat’s death

Yet another journalist is made victim of the “black law” section 57, sued by a colleague, for alleged libel against a local lawmaker in Khulna.

July 28, 2017
July 28, 2017

AL man sued under section 57

A local Jubo League leader is sued under the section 57 of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act for his alleged indecent comments against an independent lawmaker in Pirojpur.

July 25, 2017
July 25, 2017

PM defends section 57

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday spoke in favour of section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act amid growing calls for repeal of the provision for its “widespread misuse”. Speaking at a cabinet meeting, she said the section was there for taking action against anyone who writes against the country or tries to harm others intentionally through the digital media, said meeting sources.

July 23, 2017
July 23, 2017

SC lawyer sued under section 57

A Supreme Court lawyer has been sued under Section 57 of the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Act over his Facebook posts.

July 16, 2017
July 16, 2017

DU students demand cancellation of sec 57

Following a lawsuit against a Dhaka University teacher, a section of students demands cancellation of the Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.

July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017

Inu backs Section 57

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu in parliament argues in favour of section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act and rejects the allegations that journalists are being harassed under the much talked-about law.