Shampadak Parishad (Editors' Council) on Saturday expressed its deep regret at the passage of the Digital Security Act (DSA) 2018, which it considers to be against the freedom guaranteed by the constitution, media freedom and freedom of speech.
The Shampadak Parishad in a meeting held at The Daily Star Centre on Saturday with the News Today found-ing editor, Reazuddin Ahmed, in the chair, also decided to protest against the Digital Security Act 2018 by staging a human chain at 11 am on September 29 in front of the National Press Club.
The Sampadok Parishad, in a statement issued after the meeting, invited all journalists' and media bodies and individual media personnel to join the human chain.
Signatories of the statement are- Reazuddin Ahmed, Founding Editor, News Today, Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, Editor, Manabzamin, Matiur Rahman, Editor, Prothom Alo, Mahfuz Anam, Editor, The Daily Star, Khandaker Muniruzzaman, Acting Editor, Sangbad, Nurul Kabir, Editor, New Age, Imdadul Haq Milan, Editor, Kaler Kantho, Naem Nizam, Editor, Bangladesh Pratidin, Alamgir Mohiuddin, Editor, Naya Diganta, AMM Bahauddin, Editor, Daily Inqilab, M A Malek, Editor, Dainik Azadi, Md. Mozammel Haque, Editor, Karatoa, M Shamsur Rahman, Editor, The Independent, Saiful Alam, Acting Editor, Jugantor, Dewan Hanif Mahmud, Editor, Bonik Barta, Zafar Sobhan, Editor, Dhaka Tribune, Sabuj Younus, Associate Editor, Shamakal, and Shamsul Huq Zahid, Joint Editor, Financial Express.
Editors’ Council’s demo against DSA Sept 29