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Daily Archives: February 22, 2020

Brother demands to replace cops probing journalist Aziz Memon’s killing

NAUSHERO FEROZE: The brother of slain journalist Aziz Memon on Friday expressed his dissatisfaction over the ongoing probe into the killing and demanded of the police authorities to replace the investigation team, ARY NEWS reported. Engineer Hafeez Memon wrote a letter to the deputy inspector general (DIG) Shaheed Benazirabad, saying that the Mehrabpur police has […]

Lahore Literary Festival kicks off: Musharraf era crackdown on media has intensified

LAHORE: The Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), the biggest event of the city’s literary calendar and the eighth edition of the most awaited annual event of the country, kicked off at Alhamra Arts Council, The Mall, on Friday. Continuing its well-known tradition of hosting eminent writers, historians, artists and opinion-makers from Pakistan and abroad, the LLF […]

TikTok introduces family safety mode

It is worth noting that these features were already available on the app. However, the big difference being is that the new Family Safety Mode puts control in the hands of parents and guardians rather than the users themselves. TikTok has grown its users base exponentially in the last year, making it one of the […]

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari be probed for Aziz Memon’s murder: Fayyazul Hassan Chohan

LAHORE: Punjab Information Minister Fayyazul Hassan Chohan has demanded inclusion of Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in the investigation process of journalist Aziz Memon’s murder case. Addressing reporters outside the Punjab Assembly here Friday, he said that PPP Sindh’s local administration should also be included in the investigation process. It has been proven […]

Lawyers to stand by journalists in fight for free media: Kurd

QUETTA: The lawyers’ fraternity will stand by journalists in their struggle for a free media in the country, veteran lawyer Ali Ahmed Kurd said on Friday. He was speaking at a press conference jointly held by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, the Balochistan Bar Council, the High Court […]

Govt remains befuddled over how to deal with online harm

It has been four years since the draconian Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Peca) was passed, but confusion still reigns in the country over how to deal with harmful content on social media. On Feb 15, the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) — a group of internet companies, including giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Google […]

IHC moved against govt’s social media rules

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ISLAMABAD: The rules approved by the federal cabinet to regulate social media were challenged in the Islamabad High Court on Friday. The petitioner, a citizen named Raja Ahsan Masood, has pleaded that the Citizens Protection (Against Online Harm) Rules, 2020, should be struck down as they were in violation of the Constitution. “The main objective […]