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Call to Observe International Privacy Day: Demand data protection law to secure personal information

[VOICE, Dhaka, 28 January 2018] `VOICE’ an advocacy organization calls NGOs, civil society organizations and rights groups to observe Privacy Day (28 January) uphold the right to privacy and data protection. We urge the government to ensure people’s right to privacy through building policy coherence and creating an independent privacy commission. “Privacy” itself is guaranteed…

Legal Notice to Protect Right to Privacy

A legal notice has been issued by VOICE to the Secretary of Post and Telecommunications and Chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) demanding to protect the rights of mobile consumers and protecting right to privacy. Mobile phone users of Bangladesh have been suffering and getting disturbances by unwanted call and various offer text/sms from…

In the spotlight : Thesis paper by Farhana Akter

Farhana Akter, Programme Co-ordinator of VOICE successfully completed “Master of Arts in Inter-Asia NGO Studies” with distinction from SungKongHoe University, South Korea. As part of her Master’s thesis, she performed a comprehensive analysis on communication surveillance in Bangladesh which received the best thesis award. In this dissertation, which goes through an extensive list of reference…

Facebook refuses MoU with Bangladesh police

The proposal was placed before representatives of the social media platform on the sidelines of the international police chiefs conference in Dhaka on Monday. Social networking giant Facebook has refused to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh Police, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque has revealed. “Bangladesh wanted to sign…

Pre-budget discussion held on 7 May 2016

A pre-budget discussion held on 7 May 2016 at National Press Club, Dhaka. The discussion was jointly organised by SUPRO and other 7 civil society organisations including VOICE. The occasion widely covered by national media. Some news links have pasted below:   file:///F:/Back%20Up%20C%20drive/Downloads/PDF%20of%20News%20paper%20of%20SUPRO’s%20National%20Pre%20budget%20discussion%20meeting%202016-17.PDF   http://www.arthosuchak.com/archives/263766/%E0%A6%B8%E0%A7%81%E0%A6%B7%E0%A6%AE-%E0%A6%89%E0%A6%A8%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%A8%E0%A7%9F%E0%A6%A8%E0%A7%87-%E0%A6…   http://www.banglanews24.com/economics-business/news/486987/%E0%A6%B6%E0%A6%BF%E0%A6%95%E0%A7%8D%E0%A6%B7%E0%A6%BE%E0%A7%9F-%E0%A6%AC%E0%A6%BE%E0%A6%9C…   http://banglamail24.com/news/150075

Call to form participatory, inclusive nat’l implementation plan for SDGs

Speakers at a city programme on Wednesday emphasized the importance of implementation of the `Transforming our World – The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)’ that has been adopted by the September 25-27 UN General Assembly in New York. A Meet-the-Press event was held in this regard at the Jatiya Press Club jointly organised…

Speakers Demanded to Form a Participatory and Inclusive National Implementation Plan for SDGs

[Dhaka, 14 October 2015] Speakers emphasized the importance of implementation of the `Transforming our World – The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDG)’ that has been adopted by the United Nations Member States in 25-27 September 2015 in New York through UN’s 70th General Assembly. A Meet-the-Press event was held at the National Press Club…

Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

VOICE and Beyond 2015 is going to organize a seminar on “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” to be held in Mymensingh on 2 September 2015. It aims at engaging civil society actors in the discussion on SDGs and raise critical understanding for future collaborations implementing the SDGs at the national level.