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Training workshop on `Freedom of expression, social media and the Internet in Bangladesh'

By farjana - Posted on 19 October 2012

VOICE is going to organize a two-day long training workshop on `Freedom of expression, social media and the Internet in Bangladesh' on  which will be held on 20-21 October at CBCB (Catholic Bishops Conference of Bangladesh), 24/C Asad Avenue, Mohammadpur,  Dhaka-1207. 

The workshop aims at discussing  around the issues affecting freedom of expression on internet and come up with a set of  recommendations to uphold freedom of opinion and expression online.

The workshop will bring participants from civil society organizations, journalists, rights groups, online groups such as bloggers, face book users, internet experts, youth and human rights defenders etc both from Dhaka and district level.


A public dialogue on `Freedom of Expression on Internet in Bangladesh’ to be held on 29 September 2012

By farjana - Posted on 18 September 2012


Dear all,

We have the great pleasure to invite you to a public dialogue titled `Freedom of expression on internet’ to be held on Saturday, 29 September 2012 from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. at the VIP lounge of National Press Club, Dhaka.

The dialogue will broadly discuss around the issues affecting freedom of expression on internet and will put recommendations to facilitate to uphold freedom of opinion and expression online.  

We look forward to your active participation.




Ahmed Swapan Mahmud

National Convention on `The State of Privacy Rights in Bangladesh'

By farjana - Posted on 22 January 2012

A National Convention on `The State of Privacy Rights in Bangladesh' will be held on 11 February 2012 in the CIRDAP auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The programme will jointly be organized by VOICE and Privacy International in association with Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum, Equity and Justice Working Group, Bangladesh ICT Journalist Forum, Susashoner Jonno Procharavijan ( Campaign for Good Governance). 

The Convention aims to broadly discuss the issues of privacy both of it's practice and it's legal regime to raise critical awareness and perspective in order to uphold the rights to privacy. It also aims to build a broader constituency building capacity and strengthening networking through raising voices on the privacy rights issues. This will focus on sharing experiences drawing the interactions from the participants on privacy rights in Bangladesh. This will discuss on how to build synergies and coherence among policies and look for influencing policy makers to formulate privacy policy to ensure and promote privacy rights. This will also present study reports on the perception of Privacy conducted by VOICE.

National convention on privacy rights will be held on 11 February 2012

By farjana - Posted on 14 January 2012

A national convention on 'Privacy Rights' will be held on 11 February 2012 at CIRDAP auditorium (17 Topkhana Road, Dhaka).The convention will be attended stakeholders from different sectors including NGOs CSOs, human rights activists, women organizations, media, private sectors, government policy makers, members of parliament. 

If you need any information, plesae contact us (cell: 01712990078, land line: +88-02-8158688 or

Public Dialogue on Climate Refugee in Durban on 6th December 2011

By farjana - Posted on 02 December 2011

International Campaign on Climate Refugees’ Rights (ICCR)

We call for a new legal framework for climate refugees to realize their social, political, cultural and economic rights. 

We invite you to join the Public Dialogue on Climate Refugee.

Date : 6 December 2011

Time : 2:00p.m to 5:00 p.m.

Venue : Shepstone, Room-5, Shepstone Building, 

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban

Your presence and valuable insights will enrich the discussion to further working for ensuring justice for climate refugees. The Statement is attached for your kind perusal.

Upcoming events: Workshop on Governance and Transparency of Climate Financing in Bangladesh

By farjana - Posted on 03 November 2011

VOICE, EquityBd and Bank Information Centre are going to organize a workshop on Governance and Transparency of Climate Financing in Bangladesh  will be held from 17-18 November 2011 at The Catholic Bishops Conference of Bangladesh (CBCB), 24/C, Asad Avenue, Mohammadpur, Dhaka- 1207, Tel: 9123108

This workshop is an attempt to bring together civil society organizations, people’s movements and researchers to share information and bring together the knowledge for the benefit of other activists to monitor the manner in which the Bank is influencing the climate funding scenario in Bangladesh which has serious consequences in terms of policy and planning in Bangladesh.    

For more information, please contact via email:, Phone-0088-8158688

Capacity Building Workshop on Climate Finance Monitoring: Bangladesh Perspective

By farjana - Posted on 13 October 2011


The civil society organizations of Bangladesh have considerable level of mobilization experience in this regard. Considering this context Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN), Coastal Development Partnership (CDP), Equity and Justice Working Group (EquityBD) and VOICE is jointly going to organize a residential interactive capacity building workshop during 19 - 21 October 2011 at Proshika HRD Center, Koitta, Manikgonj, Dhaka. 

The group is also organizing a back to back multi stakeholder consultation to present the findings of the workshop which will be held from 10.30 to 13.30 hours on 22 October 2011 at National Press club, Dhaka. 






By farjana - Posted on 23 September 2011

A MEET THE PRESS will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, 24 September 2011 at the VIP Lounge of National Press Club, Dhaka.

The MEET THE PRESS will discuss and share on WHY PROTECTION OF PRIVACY RIGHTS IS NECESSARY drawing the recent incidents of violation of privacy rights. This will also present a study report on perception of Privacy conducted by VOICE. Justice (Retd) Golam Rabbani, eminent scholar Dr. Salimullah Khan, Former Chairman of BTRC Syed Marghub Morshed, Presidient of ISP Association Bangladesh Mr. Akhteruzzaman Manju, Editor of Saptahik Mr. Golam Mortoza will attend the occassion as panelists, among others.

Workshop on Privacy, Security and Public Interest will be held on 24th August 2011

By farjana - Posted on 21 August 2011

A day long workshop will be held on 24 August 2011 at the CBCB Conference Hall ( 24/C Asad avenue, Mohammadpur, Dhaka).

The workshop titled `Privacy, Security and Public Interest' aims at raising critical awareness, developing perspective and building capacity engaging the various stakeholders aroundthe issues of privacy and public interest. 

Human rights organizations, election monitoring NGOs, media organizations, telecom entities, ISPs, ICT activists, civil liberties groups, journalists, NGOs and CSOs etc, are expected to attend the workshop.


By farjana - Posted on 05 February 2011

VOICE has been participating in the 2011 Amar Ekushey Book Fair (Boi Mela) held in Bangla Academy, Dhaka that will continue until February 28th. VOICE has participated in the book fair, presenting publications including books, reports, newsletters, posters and other publications. VOICE also keeps books and reports from national and international organizations with whom VOICE has been closely working.

The participation of VOICE in the Book Fair helps disseminate information valued by VOICE, more specifically around the issues of globalization, trade, aid effectiveness, climate change, privacy rights,  ICTs and information rights, IFIs, food and agriculture and of politics. By participating in the book fair, VOICE is taking the opportunity to build a wider constituency and raise critical awareness among the stakeholders including teachers, students, politicians, researchers, citizen actors, NGOs, activists, researchers etc, around these issues.

You are welcome to visit our stall no-348, Little Magazine Corner, Bangla Academy, Dhaka.