The mobile operators told to explain streaming of ‘uncensored’ web series by a week
Mobile phone operators, Grameenphone (GP) and Robi have been asked by the government to explain why they were streaming ‘uncensored’ and ‘indecent’ video contents on their platforms.
The Press Information Department have written to the chief executive officers of the operators seeking their explanation, said an official handout.
“It has come to the government’s attention that some uncensored video contents along with indecent and ugly scenes, stories and dialogues were uploaded and publicized in the name of web series by using your platforms and networks,” the BSS quoted the letter.
Reaction towards the web series from the media and other quarters had been ‘negative’, the letter said.
“The government has to know whether your organizations have any registration or licence from the government for uploading or publicizing such video contents as the web series by using your platforms and networks,” it added.
The letters also said that it is the violation of law and against the social values of the country to upload uncensored video contents along with nude and indecent scenes, stories and dialogues in the name of web series.
“Publicizing these types of uncensored, nude and indecent scenes, stories and dialogues are opposed to the laws like section 69 of Bangladesh Telecommunication (amendment) Act, 2010, sections 4 and 8 of Pornography Control Act, 2012, Digital Security Act, 2018, Penal Code 1860 and Information and Communication Technology Act, 2006.
“It goes against our social values to publicize these types of video contents. It is not acceptable from big organizations like yours,” the letters said.
The letters also asked the two organizations to respond within seven days.