MNA National Desk: The Editors’ Council formed a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club on Monday, demanding amendment to nine sections of the recently enacted Digital Security Act, 2018.
Reading out a 7-point charter of demands at the human chain around 11:30 am, Mahfuz Anam, general secretary of the Editors’ Council and editor of The Daily Star, said the Digital Security Act will restrict the freedom of press and media.
‘We want the government to amend the law in the next session of parliament,’ he said.
Earlier the Editors’ Council announced the Human Chain programme at a press conference at the press club on Saturday, demanding amendment to sections 8, 21, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32, 43 and 53 of the act in the last session of the present parliament scheduled to begin on October 21.
The council earlier called the human chain for September 29 but postponed it at the request of information minister Hasanul Haq Inu.