Stories about Bangladesh

Free speech advocates say Bangladesh's new Digital Security Act is ‘ripe for abuse’

"Journalism is surely not for increasing conflict, or for tarnishing the image of the country," said PM Hasina, in response to critics.

Protestors artfully demand the release of Shahidul Alam, Bangladesh's prisoner of conscience

"When a regime is governed by nothing but fear, it is often a sign that the regime might have lost its plot."

South Asian governments keep ordering internet shutdowns — and leaving users in the dark

“Operators owe complete transparency to their users, as consumers who are paying them money and also in the interest of accountability.”

Fearing reprimand, student protesters in Bangladesh go silent

The government has blamed social media users and activists for trying to create unrest by sharing provocative posts and content on Facebook.

Netizen Report: Bangladesh protests trigger mobile network cuts, journalist arrest

Venezuela goes after journalists' cameras after drone attack, Iran re-routes Telegram (to government servers) and Google tries to go back to China.

Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam detained over student protest coverage

"...there were people with machetes in their hands chasing unarmed students. And the police are standing by watching it happen."

What's happened to digital rights over the past seven years? 300 editions of the Netizen Report will tell you

This week, we're looking back at seven years of covering global digital rights news in celebration of our 300th edition!

Laughing in the Face of an Internet Shutdown In Bangladesh

"To stop the leaks, better to cancel the exam rather than shutting the internet down. Then you won't have to worry about leaks anymore."

‘According to the Digital Security Law, I am a Spy': Bangladeshi Journalists Defend Their Right to Investigate

"The Digital Security Act (2018) is an Eyewash. It is section 57 (ICT Act) for all intent and purposes. All the provisions have merely been redistributed among other sections."

From Internet Blackouts to Violent Attacks, South Asia Saw New Threats to Free Expression Online in 2017

In 2017, South Asian countries faced growing challenges in the field of internet freedom, censorship, and freedom of expression.

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