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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…

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…

Online ad a violation of tobacco control act: Speakers

The Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage Act, 2013 does not allow tobacco companies in Bangladesh to telecast a direct advertisement that promotes or inspires tobacco consumption. But recently, e-commerce website buyherenow.com.bd showed a pop-up tobacco advertisement of Benson & Hedges (B&H) — a product of British American Tobacco (BAT). Research and rights-based organisation VOICE organised…