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Regulating Social Media — The Dilemma

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The power of social media has shown its true colors in the recent decade, not only has it become the most powerful platform for freedom of speech and expression but the reach and impact of the same are unprecedented. However, it goes without saying that although these social media platforms define our information eco-system, yet […]


Leaving social media alone

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The government realises control is beyond it By directing the Information Technology Ministry to take aboard stakeholders before implementing the social media rules recently approved by the federal Cabinet, Prime Minister Imran Khan reversed an earlier decision which had perhaps not been implementable at all, and which could have well led to another set of […]


Journalist Fasih ur Rehman passes away

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Journalist Fasih ur Rehman passed away on Tuesday evening after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 47. Rehman had been part of the first team of Geo News Islamabad. He also served as bureau chief for Dunya and Express TV. His funeral prayers will be held at Civil Secretariat in Lahore today. The media and […]


11th death anniversary of journalist Musa Khankhel marked

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MINGORA: The members of the civil society and journalists on Tuesday paid glowing tributes to Musa Khankhel on his 11th death anniversary. District Police Officer Syed Ashfaq Anwar was the chief guest on the occasion while a large number of journalists, civil society members, educationists, traders, political activists and youth also participated in the event. […]


Media should play vibrant role in nation building: Alvi

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KARACHI: President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday said the media should not only highlight evils of the society but also play a vibrant role in nation building. It was a collective responsibility and all the people, including the media persons, would have to actively contribute towards achieving the goal, he said while speaking at the […]


11th Karachi Literature Festival to begin on Feb 28

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KARACHI: The 11th edition of the annual Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) will be held from Feb 28 to March 1 at the Beach Luxury Hotel. This was announced by managing director of Oxford University Press Arshad Saeed Husain at a press conference at the Arts Council on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Husain said the aim of […]


KP depts asked to link ads to payment of newspaper employees’ salary

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PESHAWAR: The chairperson of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly’s Standing Committee on Information Department, Samar Haroon Bilour, has directed various departments to link issuance of advertisements to newspapers to payment of salaries to their employees. Ms Bilour issued the directive on Tuesday during a meeting she was presiding over, said an official statement. She said since […]


KE removes TV/internet cables from power infrastructure

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K-Electric (KE) has successfully removed more than 800 meters of unauthorized cable TV and internet wires from its electricity poles in various parts of Gulshan-e-Iqbal. This is part of KE’s ongoing campaign to rid the city’s power infrastructure of encroachments which are not only unwarranted but also pose a severe public safety hazard as experienced […]


Jang, Geo Group’s Polio Versus Pakistan campaign: Famous people hit by polio during their lifetime

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LAHORE: As Pakistan continues to struggle against the wild poliovirus and the life-long disability it causes, country’s largest media house, the “Jang Group and Geo Television Network” has now entered the fray with a zeal to spread awareness about the very high frequency of the disease in this part of the world, its prevention and […]


PM wants all stakeholders on board over social media rules

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ISLAMABAD: Amid growing criticism of newly introduced “curbs” on social media, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to take all stakeholders on board before implementing the new rules. Presiding over a meeting, the prime minister expressed the hope that all international social media and internet companies would continue to work in […]


Journalists end protest after assurances

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SUKKUR: The journalists’ fraternity protesting against the murder of Mehrabpur journalist Aziz Memon on Tuesday called off their sit-in after the DIGP Benazirabad agreed to constitute a committee to probe into the murder and ensured the early arrest of killers. A large number of journalists from various cities gathered at Mehrabpur to protest against the […]


Journalists continue protest over newsman’s ‘murder’

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NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: Leaders of various organisations of journalists proceeded to Mehrabpur on Tuesday to offer condolence on behalf of their community to the bereaved family of Aziz Memon, a reporter whose body was found floating in a canal a few days back. Journalists from across Sindh also visited Mehrapur to join in a big protest […]