Tuesday , 19 June 2018
  • Home » Bangladesh » Digital Security Bill: JS body gets 2 months more for scrutiny


Digital Security Bill: JS body gets 2 months more for scrutiny


OurtimeBD.com
07.06.2018

Abrar Hussain: The parliament yesterday granted two more months for further scrutiny of the controversial Digital Security Bill-2018, reports The Daily Star.
Imran Ahmed, ruling Awami League lawmaker from Sylhet-4 and chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Post, Telecom and ICT, submitted the proposal at the Jatiya Sangsad, which was passed by a voice vote.
The bill was initially placed in the House on April 9 and it was sent to the standing committee after scrutiny within four weeks.
The Editors’ Council, an organization of editors of the country’s national dailies, the Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO) and the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) faction voiced concern over the section 8, 21, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32, and 43 of the proposed law, saying these would greatly hamper the freedom of speech and independent journalism.


Latest Posts



Editor : Nayeemul Islam Khan

Editor-in-Charge : Nasima Khan Monty

Executive Editor : Md. Shamsul Islam

Office : ENA SHAKUR'S EMARAT 19/3 Bir Uttam Qazi Nuruzzaman Sarak.

West Panthapath (Beside Square Hospital)Dhaka.

Phone : 9666401,8629205 (News & Advertisement),

Fax : 9667654 , Email : news@ourtimebd.com