Monthly Archives: October 2018

Bangladesh Editors Protest Digital “Anti-Press” Law

Bangladeshi newspaper editors held a protest on Monday demanding sweeping amendments to a new digital law that journalists and rights groups say will limit free speech. Critics say the measures – including jail time for spreading “negative propaganda” – are an attempt by increasingly autocratic prime minister Sheikh Hasina to quell dissent in the southern […]

Bangladesh President approves digital law

Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Monday gave his assent to a controversial new law that media groups say could cripple press freedom and restrict free speech in the South Asian country. Parliament passed the Digital Security Act on September 19, combining the colonial-era Official Secrets Act with tough new provisions such as warrantless arrests. “The […]