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Committee for blocking porn sites likely to sit next week

  • Published at 07:01 pm November 30th, 2016
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Committee for blocking porn sites likely to sit next week
  “Though we did not get any official letter yet, an official of the Posts and Telecommunication Division informed me that the committee may sit next week for the first time,” he added seeking anonymity. Initially, they would make a list of websites which contain raw pornography, he said. On Monday, the Posts and Telecommunication Division formed the committee led by the director general of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). Other members of the committee are from the Ministry of Information, National Telecommunication Monitoring Cell (NTMC), internet service providers' organisations, and representatives from mobile operators and law enforcing agencies. The committee had been asked to submit its report to the Telecom Division within seven days. After getting the list of such websites, the Telecom Division will shut them all. Earlier, BTRC gave a direction to all mobile operators to filter pornography and 'objectionable' contents. Once the government pass the order to shut the objectionable websites, the International Internet Gateway (IIG) will have to carry out the decision, otherwise they will face penalty.