Bangladesh Infographic Entry Wins 2021 Global Media Competition Prize

PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) congratulates the winners of the 2021 Global Media Competition (GMC): “Lies & Cover-Ups: Time to Make Tobacco Pay,” announced yesterday by the Global Center for Good Governance in Tobacco Control (GGTC), a partner of STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog.

Twelve global winners were selected from more than 700 entries from over 50 countries by a jury panel comprised of visual media professionals and communications experts from global public health organizations and, and by public online voting.

Taorem Sananu, a student from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) bagged the 2nd place in the infographics category. Her work entitled “Tobacco Is Not Going Down Alone” depicts the tobacco industry as a sinking ship without life-saving equipment – taking innocent lives and damages nature as it sinks.

At the onset of the announcement of the winners of 2021 Global Media Competition (GMC) ABM Zubair, the Executive Director of research and advocacy organization PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress), remarked that “Big Tobacco uses lies and cover-ups to manipulate the unsuspecting young generation to draw them in towards tobacco addiction. The 2021 Global Media Competition has not only helped in negating the double standards of the tobacco industry, but it has given the young generation a way to stand against the global menace of tobacco.”

About the Competition:
The 2021 GMC ran from March 17 to May 12, 2021 seeking entries in the form of posters, short videos, and infographics that portray tobacco industry’s deceptive tactics to undermine health policies and escape liability.

Winners will receive cash prizes, plus an opportunity to have their work used in advocacy campaigns to promote life-saving public health measures. All winning entries can be viewed at

The 2021 GMC is organized by the GGTC, a partner of STOP, a global tobacco industry watchdog, and supported by the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as well as global, country, and media partners, including PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress).

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