DHAKA, Bangladesh

Anadolu Agency recently interviewed a top newspaper editor in Bangladesh about a recent case against him and 31 others for defamation under the country’s “digital security act.”

Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, Editor-in-Chief of the Manabzamin newspaper, shared his views and described the prevailing environment for journalism in Bangladesh, and the Digital Security Act — vastly criticized by various rights groups for its alleged controversy on controlling press freedom and freedom of expression.

Anadolu Agency (AA): As you know, Amnesty international, Editors’ Council [platform of editors of national newspapers in Bangladesh] have expressed worry and urged Bangladesh to withdraw the

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