Experts: Responsible use of online media can bring positive changes in society
They also gave various suggestions about bringing positive changes in the society by using online media responsibly
Experts in an international level seminar expressed their opinions about the various possibilities and obstacles of using digital media in Bangladesh.
They also gave various suggestions about bringing positive changes in the society by using online media responsibly.
Speakers in a seminar titled “Lesson learnt seminar on fostering responsible digital citizenship” made this remark in a hotel at Baridhara in Dhaka on Tuesday.
The seminar was arranged by Dhaka Dnet with financing from the European Union (EU) and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.
The success and learning aspects of the various capacity building, awareness and advisory initiatives taken under the “Foster responsible digital citizenship to promote freedom of expression in Bangladesh” project and possible steps to be taken in the future were discussed at the seminar.
Additional Secretary Mahbooba Panna said: “Just as it was made compulsory for everyone to have a Covid certificate after the arrival of the virus, why are we not introducing digital citizenship certificates for everyone in the digital age?”
Associate Professor of Department of Public Administration at Dhaka University Dr Sadik Hasan said: “Digital citizenship should be implemented from the school level, but before that it should be decided what will go to them, who will take it, and how it will be taken.”
In the seminar, the Co-founder and Executive Director of Dnet M Shahadat Hossain said: "Through the project, many young people have been able to learn about exercising their rights safely in the digital world. Our goal is to ensure that youths must express themselves within the boundaries of the law."
Editor of United News of Bangladesh (UNB) Farid Hossain, Fani Farmaki from European Union Delegation to Bangladesh and Naira Nizam from Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom addressed the seminar, among others.