Category: Rights and Justice

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…

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…

‘Battle of Minds’ violates Tobacco Control Act, VOICE alleges

The tobacco company that sponsored the event, is using policymakers while committing this crime   Voices for Interactive Choice & Empowerment (VOICE), a human rights organisation, has alleged that British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) is conducting a death marketing campaign, leading youths into a smoke-trap by sponsoring events like Battle of Minds. The grand finale of…

Speakers urged to uphold Human Rights situation to ensure sustainable development goals while observing International Human Rights Day

[Dhaka, 10 December 2020] Much progress has been made towards economic development in the last year but sadly the same cannot be said about the state of human rights in the country said the speakers in a seminar held at the auditorium of NGO Affairs Bureau, Dhaka.  VOICE calls on the civil society actors to…