somewhere in... has since its birth in 2005 worked to provide people of bangladesh a free voice through the internet and facilitate the spread of bangla online.
somewhere in... is against any government intervention that may compromise the universal right of freedom of expression and we are strongly against any law affecting the operation of blogs and online communities or criminalization of expressions.
somewhere in... is concerned that some individuals are abusing this freedom to victimise or spread hatred against individuals or groups of people, which may lead to unforesighted intervention by the government curtailing the freedom of expression.
somewhere in... wants the private sector, the civil society and the government to work together in the governance of the internet so as to ensure that the internet´s benefits reaches everyone in bangladesh while also safeguarding any user against cyber crime.
somewhere in... and most other local actors in the internet industry are continuously developing best practices. some things we have done right, some things we have done wrong, but we always try to learn and improve ourselves. this gives active users and providers a deep understanding of the dynamics on the internet.
any act, law, regulation policy or intervention relating to the internet and social media must be done through a participatory co-creation process with bloggers, social media activists, analysist and companies. if there is any cyber law in the making, it must ensure full freedom of expression, uphold democratic values and focus on good internet governance and the prevention of cyber crime only.
from our side, jana has participated in several local and international conferences and meetings about the freedom of expression on the internet. please join us in the debate on freedom of expression as we share with you the "Kathmandu Statement " to which she is one of the signatories.