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Bangladesh editors protest ‘anti-press’ digital law

DHAKA: Bangladeshi newspaper editors on Monday┬ástaged a protest demanding sweeping amendments to a newly enacted digital law that journalists and rights groups say will curb freedom of expression. Critics say the measures -- including prison sentences for spreading "negative propaganda" -- are an attempt by an increasingly autocratic Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to stifle dissent in the South Asian nation. Sixteen members of the Sampadak Parishad, a council of top editors, stood in front of the national press club in…