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Big Tobacco apply ill tactics and heavily incentivize to encourage the display; findings were shared in journalist workshop

[Dhaka, 30 December 2021] Tobacco companies enticing and inducing restaurant owners to establish Designated Smoking Area (DSA) and display advertisements for tobacco products. Also, Taking advantage of loopholes in the Smoking and Usage of Tobacco Products (Control) Act (2005), tobacco companies resort to ill tactics to display and promote their products at points of sale….

Tobacco companies heavily incentivize to keep Designated Smoking Area in Dhaka city’s restaurants to display tobacco products

[Dhaka, 11 December, 2021] Tobacco companies apply various tactics and heavily incentivize to keep the Designated Smoking Area (DSA) in Dhaka city’s restaurant using loopholes of Smoking and Tobacco Usage (Control) Act, 2005 (amended in 2013). Existing law prohibits smoking in one-room restaurants but restaurant with more than one room is allowed to keep a…

Capacity building workshop on ‘Digital safety and security’ in Mymensingh

Voices for Interactive Choice and Empowerment (VOICE), a right-based research and advocacy organization organized a day long local level capacity building workshop on ‘Digital safety and security’ in Mymensingh divisional city on October 30, 2021. The workshop participants were from a wide range of CSO groups including journalists, human rights defenders, social activists, women rights…

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…