bdnews24, as the only media till now, is reporting a news about "bangladesh computer security incident response team " that will act upon national, social, political and religious disturbance or hatred from today!!!
the news report is very upsetting and disturbing, it seems to be a direct attack on the universal human right of freedom of expression! this isn't just about fighting crime, this would easily turn to censorship of the internet in bangladesh. somewhere in... is a signatory to the kathmandu statement about the internet and freedom of expression. we are deeply concerned about this development.
in most countries, a "computer security incident response team " is a team that ensures that government computer networks, websites and databases are protected and available, at least in my understanding. it should have nothing to do with people expressing their opinion and views on national, social, political or religious issues.
from somewhere in... we say: "ensure freedom of expression on internet!"