HC asks BTRC to remove the Al Jazeera report from Facebook, Youtube

Sun Online Desk

17th February, 2021 04:47:18 printer

HC asks BTRC to remove the Al Jazeera report from Facebook, Youtube

The High Court on Wednesday directed the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to remove the content of Al Jazeera's report titled "All the Prime Minister's Men" from Facebook and Youtube.

The HC bench of Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Md Kamrul Islam Mollah passed the order after disposing off a writ petition that sought a ban on the broadcast of Al Jazeera report.

On February 9, a writ petition was filed seeking measures to remove Al Jazeera's report from all online platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Later, the court appointed six legal experts as amici curiae to pass opinions on the issue of banning Qatar-based news channel Al Jazeera in Bangladesh and removing content of recent report from online platforms.

The Qatar-based news channel broadcast the report on February 1.


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