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    Experts call for review of Digital Security Act

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:41am on September 30, 2018

    Legal experts and civil society members on Saturday expressed concern that the Digital Security Act -2018, passed in the parliament on September 19, might be...

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    CPJ urges president to return Digital Security Bill to Parliament

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:43am on September 23, 2018

    The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged president Abdul Hamid to return the Digital Security Bill to Parliament for a review....

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    Digital Security Bill in JS for passage

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2018

    A parliamentary standing committee on Monday placed its report on the much-talked-about Digital Security Bill to parliament recommending life term or a fine of Tk...

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    New UN rights chief decries abuses of minorities, migrants

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:05am on September 11, 2018

    The new UN rights chief decried Monday crackdowns on minorities in countries like Myanmar and China and urged Western countries to respect migrant rights, warning...

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    Amartya Sen extends support to Shahidul Alam

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 27, 2018

    Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has extended his support to acclaimed photographer Shahidul Alam who has been in prison since August 5 following his criticism of...

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    EU for upholding right to freedom of expression

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 11:54pm on August 19, 2018

    The European Union on Sunday stressed the need for upholding rights to freedom of expression and freedom of protest in Bangladesh....

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    Editors’ Council condemns attacks on journalists

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on August 07, 2018

    The Editors’ Council on Monday expressed grave concern and condemned indiscriminate attacks on journalists covering the student protests demanding safe roads....

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    Attack on Mahmudur was assassination bid: Fakhrul

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on July 24, 2018

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Monday claimed that the attack on daily Amar Desh’s acting editor Mahmudur Rahman was carried out...

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    Facebook and free speech

    Faiza Patel and Rachel Levinson-Waldman | Updated at 12:05am on May 27, 2018

    IN THE weeks since Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress, Facebook has made two important policy announcements....

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    Rights activists term 22 sections objectionable

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:10am on May 06, 2018

    Rights activists on Saturday objected to inclusion of 22 ‘repressive provisions’ in the Digital Security Bill 2018 saying they seek to infringe upon the fundamental...