freedom of expression

How to make dissenters out of citizens

Awami League has always found justification in the Nietzschean theory of cultivating or “inventing” enemies

Assange may be in the dock, but it is journalism that’s on trial

The case against him and WikiLeaks is much more important for what it might entail for press freedom itself.

Lifespan of the Leviathan

Who would want to move for democracy and risk losing it all?

Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh / Navigating biases, power dynamics and media integrity

A closer examination reveals the existence of substantial limitations to freedom of expression in Bangladesh.

CSA v cybersecurity laws of other countries

Comparing this law with those in other countries can help us determine how well the proposed CSA aligns with international standards.

Cyber Security Act will not stop criminalising freedom of expression

It is rather dubious why the government wants to have another draconian cyber security law right before the next national elections.

When political humour lands in troubled waters

More often than not, governments have issues with political humour because they don’t want to be called out for their incompetencies.

May 26, 2023
May 26, 2023

DSA goes against int’l rights treaty

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recommended over 11 months ago that the government scraps two sections and amends eight others of the Digital Security Act but the government said it will not scrap them and is reviewing the sections.

May 3, 2023
May 3, 2023

DSA to be amended by September: law minister

Law Minister Anisul Huq today said the Digital Security Act will be amended by September, within the term of the current Awami League government.

May 3, 2023
May 3, 2023

Repeal DSA, amend all anti-free press laws

The government must either repeal the Digital Security Act-2018 or amend it in such a manner that it does not hamper free media or freedom of expression.

May 3, 2023
May 3, 2023

Press freedom is in peril

With it, the people’s right to know and our democracy

April 21, 2023
April 21, 2023

Don’t criminalise free thought

Withdraw suspension order for Salina Shelley, repeal DSA

April 18, 2023
April 18, 2023

How can abuse of privacy be legal?

Authorities must address concerns about the draft Data Protection Act

April 7, 2023
April 7, 2023

OHCHR echoes our concerns about the DSA

A look at “OHCHR Technical Note to the Government of Bangladesh on review of the Digital Security Act,” will make one wonder how punishments for the same offence can vary so much depending on the law an accused is charged under.

April 2, 2023
April 2, 2023

Heed UN’s call for moratorium on DSA use

A law used only to punish critics has no place in democracy

March 30, 2023
March 30, 2023

This lawfare against the press must stop

Prothom Alo incident exposes a deeply upsetting approach to press freedom

March 9, 2023
March 9, 2023

No reason for a black law to exist

We support the call of UN rights chief in this regard

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