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Anisul: Govt files case against wrongdoing, not against media

‘If necessary, changes will be made, but it is clear that the Digital Security Act is essential’

Update : 02 Apr 2023, 05:44 PM

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday said the present government files cases against wrongdoings, not against any media or journalists.

"It's a process, so that journalists are not harassed unnecessarily. We have adopted one such process," he said.

The minister said these to journalists while replying to a question on the recent uproar over the arrest of the  Daily Prothom Alo reporter Samsuzzaman Shams in a case filed under the Digital Security Act (DSA).

"There is no scope of saying or thinking something fresh about DSA as the incident took three days ago. This act was misused or abused a little, and we have acknowledged it and we are discussing the matter with the office of the United Nations high commissioner for human rights for making some changes to it," the minister said.

Anisul also said a technical note was sent from there and the government is examining and scrutinizing that, adding: "If necessary, changes will be made, but it is clear that the Digital Security Act is essential."

The minister earlier addressed as chief guest a seminar titled Revisiting Arbitration Act for Promoting FDI in Bangladesh organized by the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) in Dhaka.

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