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Amnesty International urges govt to release Shariyat Boyati

Amnesty International urges govt to release Shariyat Boyati

It also urges amending the Digital Security Act promptly The human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) has urged the government to release folk singer Shariyat Sarkar alias Shariyat Boyati, who is under arrest on charges of hurting religious sentiments. On Friday, Amnesty International issued an Urgent Action for the folk singer, who has been sued…

Leading Bangladesh publisher charged under internet law

DHAKA: A leading Bangladesh publisher has been charged under controversial digital security laws for associating with someone suspected of spreading fake news about the prime minister and her son, an official said. Nur Mohammad, the owner of Guardian Publications, was arrested by police at his office in the capital on Monday, the company’s deputy managing…

Media Workshop on Human Rights Reporting held in Mymensingh

[16 November 2019] Speakers emphasized to make people aware of their rights, expose its violations and focus attention on people and areas in need of the protection of human rights and reporting. VOICE, a rights-based research organisation in Dhaka, arranged a day-long media training-workshop titled “Enhance capacity on freedom of expression and human right reporting”….

Government urged to create enabling environment for journalism

Rights activists, journalists, and civil society representatives urged the government not to curb citizens’ rights to freedom of expression by controlling the internet. On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, they urged the government to create an enabling environment for free and independent journalism for the sake of democracy. They made the call…