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MoU signed to build capacity for digital storytelling

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Islamabad : The Centre for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ) and RINSTRA Technologies Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to build students’ digital storytelling skills. The agreement would enable digital skills through interactive workshops, seminars, and courses, with RINSTRA providing its state-of-the-art platform for digital docu-film festivals and theme-based video competitions, said […]


Digital, media revolution must be considered in curriculum development

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Rawalpindi: Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) in collaboration with Association of Media and Communication Academic Professionals (AMCAP) with Punjab Higher Education Commission organised Doctoral Spring School 2021. International Academia along with national resource persons delivered lectures and individually advised the students on research proposals. In the nine day doctoral Spring School, forty PhD scholars, researchers […]


IHC grants one month to AGP to review social media regulations

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ISLAMABAD-The Islamabad High Court (IHC) Friday granted one month time to Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) for consultation with all stakeholders to review the social media regulations that were introduced last year. A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah conducted hearing of the petition filed by Journalists Defense Committee […]


FIA gears up to act against fake IDs on social media

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RAWALPINDI: The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) Cyber Crime Wing has finalised preparations for conducting a major operation against those elements who have made fake identities on social media websites, like Facebook, and are fleecing citizens of their hard-earned money. Sources in the FIA told The Express Tribune that fake IDs of citizens are being made […]


Token response

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THE government’s conduct regarding its efforts to regulate ‘unlawful’ online content remains opaque and smacks of tokenism, notwithstanding attempts to appear otherwise at the prodding of the Islamabad High Court. On Jan 25, it promised the court it would consult with relevant stakeholders to revise the social media rules it had notified in January 2020 […]


AG agrees to formation of complaints council for online content

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ISLAMABAD: The Attorney General for Pakistan has agreed to the proposal of the formation of a council to review ‘unwanted’ social media content, as currently there is no proper forum to examine social media feeds, the stakeholders claimed on Friday. AG Khalid Jawed Khan gave his consent while presiding over a meeting with the stakeholders […]


Banning social media not solution, panel observes

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ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel on Monday observed that banning the social media is not the solution rather there is a need for creating awareness among the masses. The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology met with Rubina Khalid in the chair, here on Monday. The Ministry of IT officials told the committee that they are […]


LHC asks FIA to act against anti-judiciary rant on YouTube

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LAHORE: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan on Thursday directed the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against persons involved in anti-judiciary propaganda on YouTube. The CJ also directed the FIA to examine remarks and programmes aired on all television channels about the judiciary and submit a report. Earlier, a counsel of […]


Senate body expresses concerns over fake social media accounts

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications Tuesday expressed concerns over fake social media accounts operating with the names of political and social personalities. The meeting was chaired by Senator Rubina Khalid. While expressing her grave concerns over the misuse of social media in the country Rehman Malik said that thousands of […]


Judges barred from sharing professional content on social media

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Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Judge Muhammad Qasim Khan on Saturday ordered the district judiciary to stop spreading content with reference to judiciary through their social media. In this regard, a notification issued on Saturday stated, “While observing the prevailing practice in district judiciary where the judges use WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc […]


Notices to PTA, FIA on plea for social media apps ban

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Friday issued notices to the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and other respondents on a petition seeking a ban on various social media applications, including TikTok, Bigo Live and Likee. Justice Muhammad Ameer Bhatti took up a civil miscellaneous application filed by Advocate Waqas Anwar Gujjar […]


Two TikTokers held for shooting clips on level crossing

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LAHORE: Railways police on Tuesday arrested two youngsters for making videos at the main railway line in gross violation of the rules and regulations.“We have arrested two TikTokers identified as Israr Gondal and Zohaib for shooting videos at a level crossing (No-33) on Raiwind-Jia Bagga section and uploading the clips on the social media platform,” […]


Govt gets ready to amend social media rules

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LAHORE: Islamabad High Court Chief Justice Athar Minallah heard clubbed petitions, challenging the Social Media Rules (Removal and Blocking of Unlawful Online Content (Procedure, Oversight and Safeguards), Rules 2020). Petitions have been filed by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), prominent journalist Amber Shamsi, and a TikToker Ashfaq Jutt before the IHC. The hearing […]


IHC to resume hearing in petition challenging social media rules devised by PTA today

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ISLAMABAD-The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will Monday (today) resume hearing in a petition challenging the new social media rules devised by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah will conduct hearing of the petition filed by Journalists Defense Committee of Pakistan Bar Council on […]