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'Let’s work together for an information just society'

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'Let’s work together for an information just society'

'Let’s work together for an information just society'

Ms. Sonja Kuip, chargé d'affaires, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Bangladesh, called on building an information just society through free flow of quality information. She stressed on this in a roundtable titled 'Social and digital media menace in Bangladesh: Steps to overcome' organized jointly by South Asian Centre for Media in Development (SACMID) and the Department of Media Studies & Journalism (MSJ) at United International University (UIU) Tuesday.

Prof. Dr. Md. AbulKeshem Mia, Vice Chancellor of UIU, chaired the program who stressed on proper use of social and digital media by creating awareness among the users, especially the youths.
Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Shafiul Islam, Head, MSJ, UIU moderated the roundtable along with Dr. Mario Hirstein, Assistant Professor, MSJ, UIU and Sayed Kamrul Islam, Deputy Director, SACMID. From the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Ms. Namia Akter, Senior Policy Adviser attended the program as the special guest.

Participants from the cross-sector professionals/populations like media academics and practitioners, development organizations, civil society, government institutions, religious leader, youth leaders, students participated in the roundtable and shared their perspectives on social and digital media generated mis-/disinformation and hate speech, and their terrible consequences. They also discussed on how to limit these menaces.

Mr. Nazar-E-Zilani, Member, Board of Trustee, SACMID addressed the program as special guest while  Mr. Abu Sadat Md. MostansirBillah, Director, Public Relations, UIU, Mr. M. MahbubAlam, senior journalist and media academic, Mr. Rafiquzzaman, journalist trainer and media educator, Mr. Jilhaj Uddin Nipun, journalist trainer, Press Institute Bangladesh; Shuvashish Das, Fact Check expert, a few journalists from the print and online news portals, youth leaders and other esteemed discussants shared their views in the program.

The round table served as a platform for creating dialogue and collaborative efforts aimed at developing strategies to combat misinformation and disinformation, safeguarding the integrity of information in Bangladesh's digital landscape.


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