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Twitter, Periscope services disrupted in Pakistan

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Popular social networking site, Twitter, was down in Pakistan, from a little after 10pm on Sunday. Despite this, #TwitterDown was the top trend in the country. Internet blockage observatory NetBlocks confirmed the disruption to Twitter and Periscope “with multiple impact to multiple networks”. A screengrab of the information tweeted by NetBlocks. In a later tweet, […]

Can Facebook’s self-regulation ensure information hygiene?

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We have spent a decade discussing the problems posed by social media platforms and looked at issues such as filter bubbles, echo chambers, information silos, viral virus, misogynist trolling and amplification of toxic content. The platform companies have now started acknowledging their role in vitiating the information universe and undermining the lives of millions. Last […]

Senior Journalist Tested Positive For COVID-19

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MULTAN: A senior journalist from Shujabad has tested positive for coronavirus and been admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) of Nishtar Hospital on Thursday evening. Sadiq Wains, 63, brought to the hospital with suspicion of COVID-19 who unfortunately tested positive for the viral disease. Later, he was shifted on ventilator due to his serious […]

Two Journalist Brothers Along With 17 Family Members Recovered From Corona Infection

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PESHAWAR: Two Peshawar based journalist brothers along with their 17 family members have been recovered from coronavirus infection. According to details, Senior Reporter Asif Shezad of GNN tv and his brother Wajid Shezad of Such TV had contracted coronavirus infection due to coverage of cases, facilities at quarantines centers besides burial of the dead. The […]

Planning minister vows relief package for newspaper sellers

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development & Special Initiatives Asad Umar has assured newspaper sellers that the government will play its role for pulling them out of the financial crisis in this critical time. The minister said this while talking to a delegation of the All Pakistan Akhbar Farosh Federation headed by its secretary general […]

Unemployed newspapers hawkers demand relief package

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SWABI: The lockdown imposed in the district and other parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the wake of outbreak of Covid-19, dozens of newspaper hawkers have been rendered jobless. The Swabi District Newspaper Vendors’ Union, in a joint statement issued here on Sunday, said that due to the pandemic of coronavirus, businesses had been badly […]

Journalist laid to rest

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ATTOCK – A journalist from Fatehjang City, associated with a private TV channel and died as a result of a car-truck head on collision on Rawalpindi-Fatehjang road Saturday last, was laid to rest in Fatehjang on Sunday. Farhat Ali Khan along with his son was on his way to Fatehjang when he met the accident. […]