Print, electronic and other media will have to take prior permission from bloggers, facebook or other social communication network users before publishing any comment of the users.
Additional Secretary of Home Ministry Mainuddin Khandakar told UNB about this after attending the 4th meeting of a committee held at his ministry on Wednesday.
The nine-member committee, led by Mainuddin Khandakar, was formed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina earlier to stop derogatory comments about Islam and Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (pbuh) in personal blogs, facebook accounts and other social communication networks and take actions against those for defaming Islam and the Prophet.
He said that there is restriction on publishing personal comments from blogs, facebook accounts and other social communication networks under section 7 of the country’s ICT Act.
Mainuddin said Wednesday’s meeting decided to order the law enforcing agencies to take strong actions against print and electronic media if any comment from personal blogs, facebook and other social networks is published or broadcast by them without the permission of the bloggers or facebook users.
He said that two blogs —- Basherkella and Nuranichapa —- are now under special monitoring by BTRC as derogatory comments are being posted on the two blogs. “BTRC has been asked to take action for closing the two blogs, if necessary”.
He said: “Eleven bloggers have already been listed for posting objectionable comments. We’re examining allegations against them and also examining complaints against over 100 others.”
Earlier, four bloggers were arrested on charges of making derogatory comments about Islam and Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (pbuh).