The ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Act 2006, a law designed to combat cybercrimes, was passed by the Bangladesh National Parliament on 8th October 2006 and under this Act, the provisions were counted as noncognizable and hence the police or the law enforcers could not arrest anyone without the prior approval from an authority or court and it further stipulated that the police cannot lodge any case for a non cognizable offence. Section 57, the most criticized provision of the 2006 Act stated that if any person deliberately publishes any material in electronic form
In order to fuel the ruling party’s election manifesto of creating a “Digital Bangladesh”, several high scale projects for developing the Information & Technology sector of the country has been initiated. Alongside, Bangladesh High-Tech Park Authority Act 2010 was enacted, the preamble of which is very critical about how such Tech parks will be constituted, governed and operated.
The past decade has seen an exponential growth of Television channels and Radio stations in Bangladesh. There has been a steep escalation in the number of Television channels in Bangladesh and the Radio channels have become unprecedentedly popularized.