Category: Rights and Justice

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…

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…

Seminar on Post 2015 Development Framework: Ensure People’s Participation, Accountability and Human Rights

VOICE and Beyond 2015 are going to organize a seminar on `Post 2015 Development Framework: Ensure People’s Participation, Accountability and Human Rights’ to be held on 25 May 2015 from 10:00 am. To 2:00 pm. at the Press Club, Satkhira. The seminar aims at addressing the issues around post 2015 drawing the position and recommendations…

Speakers demanded ensure right to privacy and data protection law in the national convention

[Dhaka, 31 December 2014] Speakers in the national convention on ‘Privacy Rights Protection’ called the government to enact data protection law to secure privacy rights and personal data.  The convention was organized by rights based organizations VOICE and Privacy International, in association with Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum, Equity and Justice Working Group, Susashoner Jonno Procharavijan-SUPRO…

Speakers stressed to formulate data protection

[29 November 2014] Speakers stressed to formulate data protection law to uphold right to privacy and personal information protection from abuse. A press briefing organized by VOICE, a rights group, was held at the TMSS’s Usha conference room at Bogra yesterday (Saturday). In the statement, Ahmed Swapan Mahmud, executive director of VOICE said that information…