Dhaka: 6:18 PM, Thu, 24 Jan, 2019

Govt to redraft Digital Security Act

Mukul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2018-05-22 8:40:33 PM     ||     Updated: 2018-05-23 9:36:30 AM

Secretariat Correspondent:  The Law Minister has assured of the journalists to redraft Digital Security Act that has drawn flack over fears of gagging free media and freedom of speech.

The minister made the assurance on Tuesday during a meeting with newspaper editors and the journalist community, all of who strongly opposed the law.

“We (government) will consider the opinion of the journalists. Their opposition is logical. We will redraft the law,” he told journalists.

The meeting was held with Editors’ Council, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ), Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO), and the parliamentary standing committee on post, telecommunications and ICT.

ICT Minister Mustafa Jabbar, who was also present, voiced similar views.

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