Editors’ Council, a platform of editors of the national dailies in the country, has expressed deep concern over the passage of the Digital Security Act 2018 which it considers to be against the freedom of press.
It expressed its concern at a meeting held in the capital on Saturday. Reazuddin Ahmed, founding editor of the News Today, chaired the occasion.
A statement issued by the Council said the Digital Security Act 2018 is considered to be against the freedom guaranteed by the constitution, media freedom and freedom of speech.
Editors’ Council will form a human chain in front of Jatiya Press Club at 11:00 am on September 29 in protest against the passage of the Act.
The council invited all journalists’ and media bodies and individual media personnel to join the human chain.
Signatories to the statement are: Reazuddin Ahmed, founding editor of News Today, Imdadul Haq Milon, editor of Kaler Kantho, Naem Nizam, editor of Bangladesh Pratidin, Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, editor of Manabzamin, Matiur Rahman, editor of Prothom Alo, Mahfuz Anam, editor of the Daily Star, Khandaker Muniruzzaman, acting editor of Sangbad, Nurul Kabir, editor of the New Age, Alamgir Mohiuddin, editor of Naya Diganta, AMM Bahauddin, editor of Daily Inqilab, MA Malek, editor of Dainik Azadi, Md Mozammel Haque, editor of Karatoa, M Shamsur Rahman, editor of the Independent, Saiful Alam, acting editor of Jugantor, Dewan Hanif Mahmud, editor of Bonik Barta, Zafar Sobhan, editor of Dhaka Tribune, Sabuj Younus, associate editor of Samakal, and Shamsul Huq Zahid, joint editor of the Financial Express.