Category: Rights and Justice

Government urged to create enabling environment for journalism

Rights activists, journalists, and civil society representatives urged the government not to curb citizens’ rights to freedom of expression by controlling the internet. On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, they urged the government to create an enabling environment for free and independent journalism for the sake of democracy. They made the call…

Capacity building workshop explores ways to strengthen freedom of expression online

How can ordinary citizens of Bangladesh safeguard their online freedom of expression in line with existing laws and regulations? What is the prevailing state of online gender based violence against women? Do prevailing legal frameworks of Bangladesh impede press freedom? These and many other practical concerns of today’s society were discussed at length on January…

Freedom Online Dialogue: Conversations of Digital Rights, Security and Cyber Peace

On 10 December 2018, Human Rights Day “Freedom Online Dialogue: Conversations of Digital Rights, Security and Cyber Peace” was held successfully at Bogura city with the participation of several stakeholders including deveopment professionals, young people and students, women activists, teachers, advocates, writers and CSOs among others. The dialogue emphasized on the exponentially increasing challenges of…

capacity building workshop in Mymensingh

A day-long capacity building workshop has been held on 23 November 2018 in Mymensingh. Online activists, women and youth groups, journalists, teachers, IT professionals, NGOs and rights groups participated in the workshop titled ‘Rights and Freedom Online: Challenges of Digital Space, Cyber Crime and Security’ organized by VOICE in cooperation with Association for Progressive Association…

A day-long consultation on ‘Development Effectiveness’ held in Dhaka

Speakers emphasized researching to assess development effectiveness as well as dissemination of information about development effectiveness and the role of CSOs for better development results. A day-long consultation on ‘Development Effectiveness’ was held on 29 March 2018 in Dhaka organized by VOICE, an advocacy and research organization, in cooperation with CPDE, a global platform of…

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…

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…