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'Digital literacy can protect women journalists from bullying'

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10 February, 2019 18:43 PM



'Digital literacy can protect women journalists from bullying'

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A workshop on "Technology Mediated Violence Against Women” organized by Article 19 Bangladesh and South Asia at BRAC Center was held in the capital on Sunday.

A total of 28 women journalists participated in the workshop from different parts of the country.

While delivering speech at the workshop as chief guest, ARTICLE 19 Bangladesh and South Asia Regional Director Faruq Faisel said: “Digital literacy can protect women journalists from negative issues such as online bullying. Because if they know how to use digital tools, they can easily protect themselves. So, everyone has to be careful while using technology tools,"

" We shouldn’t be afraid of technology, rather we need to learn its functional and practical aspects. It is never possible to empower women without knowing the use of technology," he added.

While sharing experience by women journalists, they said women are being attacked ID hacking, indecent in-boxing, trolling of women’s dress-up frequently.

Senior Consultant of Article 19, Rubayet Mollika Rahman, Programme Officer’s Morium Shelly, Shaznawaz and Mohammad Fakhruddin Bhuiyanamong, Farzana Ahmed Chowdhury, Aysha Akter Afri, among others  were present at the workshop.


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