Call for ensuring freedom of expression

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Speakers at a programme on Thursday called on to ensure right to freedom expression and opinion.

They were addressing a dialogue titled `Protection and Promotion of Human Rights: Strengthening Freedom of Expression and Information’ held at the National Press Club in the capital on Thursday, said a press release.

With the support of UNDP Human Rights Programmes, VOICE, a rights organisation, arranged the programme.
Zafar Wazed, Director General of Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB) attended the programme as chief guest while Ahmed Swapan Mahmud, executive director of VOICE moderated the dialogue.

Among others, Selim Akon of Article 19, Abu Sayeed, eminent film maker, Sirajuddahar Khan, human rights activists, Sayeed Ahmed of Front Line Defenders, Saimum Reza Piash from law department of Brac University spoke the event.

They also expressed their concern over growing confusion over the provisions of the Digital Security Act.



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VOICE was established in 2001. VOICE was established with the mandate of creating linkages not only between policy-makers and the communities at the grassroots level, but also between organizations through partnership, networking, and information exchange in the community.

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