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Bangladesh Briefly Shuts Dozens of Online News Sites, Citing Security Concerns

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Bangladesh's telecoms regulator shut down dozens of online news portals for several hours Monday, citing security reasons, as officials scrutinize hundreds of sites before a parliamentary election this month. The move comes as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government is already facing criticism for introducing laws that many journalists fear are aimed at curbing press freedom. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) asked International Internet Gateway...

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