Seminars, Workshops and Conferences


Date: February 25, 2020 – March 1, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Description: This is an in-house training workshop by Dr. Shahaduz Zaman, Reader, Brighton and Sussex School of Global Health, University of Sussex, UK, where two day-long sessions were conducted to train the CQS staff on qualitative research methodology.


CQS staff

Internet Security for Journalists: A Workshop

Date: November 19, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Description: The workshop discussion featured various issues of digital journalism and social media, particularly internet safety, media ethics and freedom, and digital critical literacy, particularly intended for journalists working in the print and broadcast media. It was an invite-only, off-the-record workshop to arm journalists with tools and resources to make the best use of and safeguard themselves in the rapidly evolving digital space.

Participants: Journalists from diverse media organizations participated in the workshop.

Session One: Internet Security

Presented by Faheem Hussain, Clinical Assistant Professor

School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS) at Arizona State University (ASU)

Session Two: Using social media to strengthen journalism

Presented by Aya Lowe, News Partnerships, Facebook

Fact-Checking and Misinformation: Problems and Prospects. A Virtual Conference

Date: December 18, 2020

Description: A virtual conference titled Misinformation and Fact-Checking: Problems, Prospects and Challenges took place on Friday, December 18, 2020. It was organized in partnership with UNDP Bangladesh. The objective of this conference was to update participants on current debates on fact-checking, fake news and misinformation, newer tools and techniques of fact-checking, and to share our diverse experiences of keeping the information ecosystem safe in Bangladesh and beyond. The conference brought together a panel of high-level experts and practitioners from around the world and fact-checkers of Bangladesh so that all may benefit from each other in terms of knowledge sharing, capacity building, and subject coverage.

Conference Activities
10:00 AM- 10:10 AM

Welcome Remarks

Professor H M Jahirul Haque, Vice Chancellor, ULAB

10:10 AM – 11:00 AM

Session 1: News, Fake News and the Future of Journalism

Keynote Speakers

  • Cat Barton, AFP Fact Check
  • Alice Budisatrijo, Facebook
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Session 2: Combating Misinformation: The Asian Experience

Keynote Speakers

  • Naeemul Hassan, University of Maryland
  • Aribowo Sasmito, Mafindo, Indonesia
12:10 PM – 1:00 PM Session 3: Tools and Responsibilities of Journalists, Fact-checkers, and Readers


  • Momen Bhuiyan, Virginia Tech
  • Qadaruddin Shishir, Boom Bangladesh
  • Sabah Ahmed, Digital Analyst, South Asia, SecDev

Moderator: Mahmudun Nabi, FactWatch

1:00 PM – 1:55 PM Session 4: Interactive Workshop on Digital Verification

led by AFP

1:55 PM – 2:30 PM Vote of Thanks  Professor Sumon Rahman, PhD