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    Editors’ Council condemns arrests of journalists under DSA

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:13pm on July 01, 2020

    The Editors’ Council has condemned the recent spate of cases filed against and arrest of editors, journalists, writers, university teachers, under the Digital Security Act...

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    7 foreign envoys in Bangladesh call for freedom of expression

    Diplomatic Correspondent | Updated at 05:37pm on May 07, 2020

    Seven foreign ambassadors in Bangladesh on Thursday stressed the need for upholding independence of the press and freedom of expression for disseminating facts-based information during...

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    History is happening

    Ann Garrison | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2019

    NOZOMI Hayase dedicated WikiLeaks, the Global Fourth Estate: History Is Happening to ‘the youth who grew up on the Internet,’ then added, ‘The future of...

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    Digital Security Act not for curbing press freedom: Anisul

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 07:22pm on June 10, 2019

    Law minister Anisul Huq on Monday told visiting European Union special representative for human rights Eamon Gilmore that the government had enacted the Digital Security...

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    The alarming assault on the free press

    Suzanne Nossel | Updated at 12:00am on May 06, 2019

    It is time to remind ourselves and our governments about this essential liberty, and to recommit ourselves to the steps necessary to protect it, writes...

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    Societies pay price when journos targeted: UN secy gen

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 02:21pm on May 02, 2019

    United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres has called on all to defend the rights of journalists, reminding everyone that a free press is essential for...

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    Press freedom in Bangladesh lowest in South Asia

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 08:30pm on April 18, 2019

    Bangladesh has slipped 4 steps in the freedom of press index and become the lowest among the South Asian countries in the ranking.The country has...

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    Singapore ‘fake news’ laws upset tech giants

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    Tech giants have reacted with horror after Singapore proposed laws against ‘fake news’ allowing authorities to order the removal of content and impose hefty fines,...