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  • Freedom of Expression

    HRW asks Bangladesh to protect freedom of expression

    The Human Rights Watch asks Bangladesh to repeal “draconian” Section 57 and says that the upcoming Digital Security Act is no different.

  • Commentary

    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.

  • DU journalism dept protests Section 57

    Teachers and students of Dhaka University’s journalism department protest the Section 57 of the Digital Security Act, in the purview of a lawsuit against a former student.

  • DRU to hold rally demanding removal of Section 57

    Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) will hold a rally at its premises on Friday demanding scrapping of Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act (ICT Act).

  • Bangladesh Supreme Court

    Facebook users sued for demeaning SC, CJ

    Supreme Court administration sues some unknown persons for demeaning the judiciary and Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha in Facebook posts.

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq

    ICT Act to be easy thru’ Digital Security Act, Anisul reiterates

    The Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act, which is said to be a hurdle to the freedom of expression, will be made easy through formulating the Digital Security Act, Law Minister Anisul Huq reiterates.

  • Section 57: Shangu editor lands in jail

    A Chittagong court sends Kabir Hossain, editor of local newspaper Dainik Sangu, to jail in connection with a case filed under the Information Communication Act.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    HC questions legality of Section 57

    The High Court today questioned the legality of the much-talked-about Section 57 of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Act.

  • ‘Section 57 gives admin unfettered discretion’

    A lawyer who is representing a writ petitioner argued before the High Court that Section 57 of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act provides “unfettered discretion to the administration”.

  • Sections 57 (1), 86: HC terms writ petition premature

    The High Court rejects a writ petition challenging Sections 57 (1) and 86 of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) act, terming it premature as the government is considering some steps regarding the law.

  • Section 57: 11 citizens serve legal notice on govt

    Eleven citizens, including some educationists, has served a legal notice on the government asking for information on steps taken to scrap Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, which has come under criticism recently.