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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another man was arrested under controversial section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act over an alleged Facebook post.
Subodh is a young dissident who refuses to accept things as they are, and is running because his refusal—or defiance—makes him vulnerable. But what if Subodh didn't have to run away?
Amid allegations of gross misuse of the ICT Act's section 57, the ruling Awami League has directed the party men to obtain permission
From now on, police have to take advice from the legal wing of the Police Headquarters before recording any case under section 57 of the ICT Act.
Another journalist has been sued under section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act for giving a status on Facebook.
From now on police have to take advice from the legal wing of the police headquarters before registering any case under the section 57 of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.
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.
More than two dozen editors, journalists, teachers, social media users and free thinkers have already been sued on charges of defamation under Section 57 since March this year.
Yet another journalist has been sued under section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act, and this time for
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.
A Supreme Court lawyer has been sued under Section 57 of the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Act over his Facebook posts.