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25 August 2014

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Critics Fear Bangladesh's New Media Monitoring Policy Will Stifle Free Expression

Many have raised questions about the new draft broadcasting policy of Bangladesh -- analysts say it is regressive and will control the media.

1 April 2014

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Teenage Bloggers in Bangladesh Arrested For ‘Blasphemous’ Facebook Posts

Fellow bloggers have accused an Islamist student organization of distributing false propaganda that rallied a mob against the two bloggers and led to their arrest.

18 September 2013

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Bangladesh's ICT Act Stoops to New Lows

New amendments to the law all but endorse warrantless arrests and detentions of suspected offenders -- anyone who publishes "fake, obscene or defaming information in electronic form."

21 August 2013

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Controversial Human Rights Lawyer Arrested in Bangladesh

Adilur Khan was arrested without a warrant, allegedly for helping his employer, prominent human rights group Odhikar, to publish a report on police abuse. The report has raised substantial public controversy, as has Khan's arrest.

11 June 2013

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Bangladesh Unblocks YouTube After Eight-Month Ban

Bangladesh's telecommunication authorities have unblocked YouTube in Bangladesh after 260 days of restricting access within the country to the video sharing website.

6 April 2013

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Bangladesh: Global Voices Condemns Assault on Bloggers

The Global Voices community, comprised of bloggers, writers, and activists from more than 100 countries, wish to express our concern about the current state of freedom of expression online in Bangladesh. We call for the immediate release of detained bloggers and urge government actors to uphold their commitments to national law and international human rights doctrine.

2 April 2013

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Accused of Blasphemy, Three Bloggers Detained in Bangladesh

The Detective Branch of Bangladesh Police has detained three bloggers- Rasel Parvez, Mashiur Rahman Biplob & Subrata Adhikari Shuvo yesterday night for their alleged write-ups demeaning Islam and Prophet Muhammad. Since yesterday the community blogging platform Amarblog.com has become inaccessible from Bangladesh. It is yet to be known whether the authorities have blocked it and why.