Author: VOICE

Comprehensive law, policy for e-waste demanded

Green activists and journalists at a briefing on Saturday demanded comprehensive policy to address the increasing problem of electronic waste and its management for a sustainable Bangladesh. They said that e-waste kept increasing by 20 per cent every year in Bangladesh. E-waste contains highly toxic chemical components contaminating soil, groundwater and air and affect the…

Speakers demand law for e-waste management

Speakers at a press briefing on Saturday demanded that the authorities concerned should take comprehensive law and policy to address the increasing problem of electronic waste (e-waste) management. Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE) organised the event virtually and in-person titled ‘Necessity of Immediate Enactment of E-waste Management Law for Environmental Sustainability in Bangladesh’….

Speakers demanded comprehensive law and policy for e-waste management to ensure environmental sustainability in Bangladesh

[Dhaka, 26 June 2021] Speakers at a press-briefing demanded comprehensive policy addressing the increasing problem of electronic waste (e-waste) and its management held today at the VOICE’s Civic Centre in Dhaka that is held both virtually and in-person. They said e-waste is increasing at the rate of 20 per cent every year in Bangladesh and…

FExB shocked at Rozina Islam refused bail

Forum for Freedom of Expression, Bangladesh (FExB), a network of media rights defenders in Bangladesh is shocked to know that the award-winning investigative journalist Rozina Islam has been refused bail on trumped-up charges under colonial-era Official Secrets Act, 1923. FExB strongly protests that the Ministry of Health and Family filed false cases, illegal confinement, unauthorised…

Increase tobacco tax in upcoming budget

The government needs to increase price of tobacco products by imposing tax in the upcoming national budget to contain its use, said speakers at an online discussion yesterday. Besides, rigorous awareness campaign on the danger of tobacco use and banning its cultivation and production are required to control its use among the country’s adult population,…

Speakers for imposing tax on tobacco products

Speakers at a webinar Sunday demanded specific imposition of tax on all tobacco products to make it unaffordable for the sake of public health. They made the demand at a webinar titled “The necessity of increasing tobacco tax to save public health prior to budget”, organised by human rights and research organisation VOICE. Planning Minister…

Rights groups, jurnos observe World Press Freedom Day

Journalists, rights activists, and civil society representatives urged the government to take effective steps to ensure freedom of the press. Speaking at a webinar, the distinguished speakers called for the unconditional elimination of all limitations on the media and enable a free press environment. In observance of the World Press Freedom Day, the webinar titled…