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Big Tobacco apply ill tactics to encourage the display of tobacco products: Study

The study, titled “Tobacco Companies’ Interference on Tobacco Advertisement, Promotion and Sponsorship (TAPS) at Point of Sale(POS) in Dhaka city” said tobacco companies take advantage of loopholes in the Smoking and Usage of Tobacco Products Tobacco companies resort to ill tactics such as incentivising and even pressurising dealers and vendors in different forms to display…

Capacity Building Program on counter hate speech and spread of misinformation

Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE) is a right-based research and advocacy organization advancing human rights and they organized a two-day long capacity building workshop on ‘Counter hate speech and spread of Misinformation’ this was attended by the youth activists including students, journalists, social activists, women and minority activists, netizens, young artists, writers, bloggers,…

Seeding change: VOICE takes a grassroots approach to battle misinformation around COVID-19

How are APC members improving their communities’ lives? In this column we’re highlighting stories of impact and change by our members, supported by APC subgranting. With the global health crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacting vulnerable communities, VOICE works on the ground to deliver critical communications and local support. In Bangladesh, the…

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 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…

BATB violating tobacco law in online advertisements

Speakers at a webinar urged the government to take immediate measures against tobacco advertisement shown in e-commerce website buyherenow.com.bd. They also called for banning Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes of the tobacco companies. The webinar was organised by the research and rights-based organisation VOICE on Thursday. Also the event was held in-person at the Civic…