'Ensure independence of mass media'

Kalerkantho Online   

15 October, 2018 12:51 PM

'Ensure independence of mass media'

The Editors' Council ( Sampadak Parishad) forms a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club. Photo: Kalerkantho

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The Editors' Council (Sampadak Parishad) has called upon the authorities concerned to ensure full independence of the mass media.

A total of 16 editors today formed a human chain around 11:15am in front of Jatiya Press Club to press for proper amendments to nine sections of the Digital Security Act, which was recently came into force.


The editors demanded to amend sections 8, 21, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32, 43 and 53 of the Digital Security Act to protect the cause of independent journalism and freedom of expression.

The editors also wanted the government to amend the law in the next session of parliament.