Bangladesh to block porn sites

Dhaka,  Mon,  05 December 2016
Published : 29 Nov 2016, 11:09:31 | Updated : 29 Nov 2016, 11:12:19

Bangladesh begins process to block porn sites, offensive contents

Bangladesh to block porn sites
Bangladesh government starts a process to block pornographic websites and stop publication of offensive contents in the country.

The Telecommunications Division has formed a committee to detect and block websites that contain pornography, vulgar picture and video contents, according to a news agency report.

The committee will make a three-level technical proposal by listing such websites ad contents within a week, State Minister for Telecommunications Tarana Halim said.

The process to block these will start after getting the list and proposal, she said.

Tarana Halim said this after a meeting on controlling offensive internet contents at the Secretariat on Monday.

A director general of telecoms regulators BTRC will head the committee, which will comprise representatives from National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre (NTMC), internet service providers (ISPs), mobile-phone operators and law-enforcing agencies.

Tarana said the drive against internet pornography will continue even after blocking the listed porn websites.

"The availability of internet pornography and offensive content is creating a negative social impact on all the citizens, including the adolescents," she said.

The number of internet users was over 62.2 million by the end of August. Of them, 58.3 million were accessing internet in mobile phones, according to the BTRC.

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