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Bangladesh editors protest anti-press digital law

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi newspaper editors on Monday, October 15, staged a protest demanding sweeping amendments to a newly enacted digital law that journalists and rights groups say will curb freedom of expression. Critics say the measures – including prison sentences for spreading negative propaganda – are an attempt by an increasingly autocratic Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to stifle dissent in the South Asian nation. Sixteen members of the Sampadak Parishad, a council of top editors, stood in

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