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A space for discussion and debate

  • Published at 06:27 pm October 7th, 2018
Conclave
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Never has it been more important to understand the importance of the press

The Dhaka Tribune Media Conclave held at the Radisson Blu Dhaka hotel recently was the first of its kind, and highlighted some of the most important problems and issues facing Bangladesh and the world today.

The conclave, which was attended by eminent journalists, businesspeople, politicians, and academics from a multifarious and diverse set of fields and specialties, was successful in creating exactly the kind of environment necessary to promote free expression and debate.

The topics discussed were diverse in nature, and tackled issues such as the new Digital Security Act, media freedom, journalism in a digital age, and the Rohingya crisis.

In stark contrast to the kind of civil restrictions that laws such as the DSA represent, the event proved that discourse and healthy debate are indeed the de facto way for any functioning democracy to prosper.

The event was further enhanced by the inclusion of Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu as chief guest, thereby ensuring that clear dialogue is possible not only within the journalistic community, but also between key players in the media and indeed the government.

This sort of exchange between the media and policy-makers will be a stepping stone towards finding solutions to the myriad challenges and obstacles which we face today, and stands as an example of the kind of platform required for the further propagation of free thought and expression.

In this day and age, never has it been more important to understand the importance of the press, whose freedom to report the truth remains an integral part of democracy and functional governance in general. 

The Dhaka Tribune Media Conclave was a reminder that discussion and debate remain essential on the path towards sustainable development.

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