Dhaka, Dec 10 (UNB) - Hours after unblocking 58 news portals, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Monday night blocked 54 of them again.
Emdadul Haque, secretary general of Internet Service Providers’ Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB), told UNB that BTRC asked them to block 54 websites again.
He, however, said four of the websites that were unblocked earlier will remain open. These are poriborton.com, priyo.com, risingbd.com and dhakatimes24.com.
Earlier in the day, BTRC unblocked the 58 news portal after blocking those on Sunday.
BRTC Senior Assistant Director (Media) Jakir Hossain Khan said the websites were unblocked after 5pm as per government directives.
On Sunday, BTRC ordered the International Internet Gateway (IIG) operators to block the access to 58 news portals as per the recommendations of the government and law enforcement agencies.
“We gave the order based on recommendations from the government and law enforcement agencies,” Jakir earlier told UNB.
BTRC had cited security concerns for the decision but had not elaborated the reasons.
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