UK-based freedom of speech organization ARTICLE 19 and German leading media development organization DW Akademie launched an online course on media laws, media ethics, and digital rights and safety. The course, offered in Bangla, began on February 15, 2020 for 10 weeks. Students of communication and journalism, journalists from print, electronic and online media; online activists and social media users; and any interested person can participate in this course. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an appreciation certificate from DW Akademie and ARTICLE 19.
The online course is divided into three parts — digital rights and safety, media laws and media ethics. Anyone can take the course free of cost, using their computers or even smartphones. One has to go to the following link https://banglatutorial-media.org/ and register to take part in the course.
Faruq Faisel, the Regional Director of ARTICLE 19, Bangladesh and South Asia said, taking the course, participants will be more aware and responsible regarding hate speech, fake news, privacy and data protection etc. He added, ‘Participants of the course will learn more about accountability, governance, environment protection, media ethics as well truth, accuracy and digital rights and safety issues.’