The proposed Digital Security Act is likely to be passed in the next session of the Jatiya Sangsad, said Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday.
“I would like to say clearly that the government… will not enact any law that can thwart freedom of speech and freedom of media mentioned in the constitution…,” he said.
The minister was talking to journalist leaders on the proposed law at the secretariat.
He said the proposed act is now being scrutinised by the parliamentary standing committee.
“We are holding talks with journalist leaders frequently to make the law people friendly. Journalist leaders have also taken part twice in the standing committee meeting.”
“We will discuss the recommendations made by them in the meeting and the committee will finalise the act based on the discussions. We may hold another meeting with journalists before floating the proposed act in the JS for passing,” he added.
The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam, Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) President Monjurul Ahsan Bulbul and Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO) Vice President Mozammel Babu were present, among others.