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Seminar discusses newer possibilities of journalism in digital realm

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Dubbing the current situation of media houses as disruption, a panel discussion of journalists on Tuesday focused exploring new possibilities in the realm instead of painting a bleak picture. Titled ‘Future of Journalism’, the session was organised at Aman Tower by students of the Mass Communication department at the University of Karachi and moderated by […]

Media must reinvent itself to survive, seminar told

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LAHORE: The media is going through a transformation the world over due to “digital disruption” and mobile technology has so bewitched the younger generation that very few among them watch television these days, TV host Fahad Hussain said at a seminar on Sunday. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry was among the speakers at the Afkar-i-Taza ThinkFest […]

Social Media And Power

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In my last column I explored what happens to the five senses in a digital age via a reading of Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West. Today I move away from the senses and further into this issue of the digital. I am interested in Omar Robert Hamilton’s innovative novel about the Egyptian Revolution, The City Always […]

Cyber harassment

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DEFAMATION, blackmail, non-consensual use of images, unsolicited contact — these are just a few of the most frequent problems complainants reached out to Digital Rights Foundation’s cyber harassment helpline for. The advocacy NGO recently published a detailed 33-page report on online harassment, breaking down the 2,781 phone calls and 134 email messages it received between […]

SECP says insurers must get cyber risk insurance

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ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has issued directives to the insurance sector for protection against cyber attacks, saying the probability of cyber risk is greater today than ever before due to increasing reliance on technology for business operations and expansion of financial technology. The SECP directives, issued under SRO 31 (I)/2019 […]

Senate body asks govt to issue ads to media

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ISLAMABAD – The Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting recommended giving advertisements to media and sought Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry for briefing on the draft advertisement policy of the government. The committee asked Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to get the approval of the committee and include its input in […]

Harassment in the digital age

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Facebook and WhatsApp, both amongst the most widely used social media apps in the country, have become new tools to be used as a means of harassment. Most of the victims are young women between 21 and 25 years and the trend is hardly surprising in a society where woman often face harassment of many […]

Tackling Online Harassment

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While the advent of social media has had huge outreach in Pakistan, allowing easier connection to rural or neglected regions, it has also brought in new mediums of abuse and harassment- which grow faster than the time it takes for protection laws to catch up. The Digital Rights Foundation (DRF), a research-based advocacy organisation which […]

PPF condemns online harassment of female journalists in Brazil

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Jair Bolsonaro, President of Brazil has expressed concern over the harassment of female journalists on social media. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali has condemned such incidents of harassment on social media and called on the newly elected government and authorities in Brazil to stop targeting journalists. […]

Women in Pakistan most vulnerable to harassment on Facebook, WhatsApp: report

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KARACHI: Facebook and WhatsApp have the worst track record when it comes to cases of online harassment and misuse of data in Pakistan, according to a report released by the Digital Rights Foundation (DRF) on Wednesday. The report highlights data collected by the DRF cyber harassment helpline during the last two years and contains recommendations for public […]

Rangers arrest 10 ‘involved in cybercrime’

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The Sindh Rangers on Wednesday claimed to have arrested 10 suspected members of a cybercrime gang during three separate raids in the city. The arrested men have allegedly defrauded around 150 citizens. A spokesperson for the Rangers said the paramilitary force had received a complaint from a resident of Karachi, Mustafa Kamal, who narrated that […]

72 journalists murdered in Pakistan since 2002

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KARACHI: Pakistan is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for media persons, as it has already witnessed the murder of 72 journalists since 2002, stated a report of Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), whose executive summary was shared at a seminar on “State of Pakistani Media 2018” held at the Karachi Press Club on […]

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Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar launches website

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PESHAWAR: The Water and Sanitation Services Peshawar (WSSP) has launched its own website to bolster its digital presence and help its consumers get easy access information regarding its services. The Management Information Section of WSSP has added extra features including availability of water bills, an online form for information and contact numbers of different sections and […]

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State of Pakistani Media in 2018

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From special coercive law to blatant censorship, the Pakistani media has witness many forms of oppression in its 71 years of struggle-filled existence. But in 2018 the media endured an unprecedented level of imposed “self-censorship” through tactics unbecoming of a responsible state. Those who refuse to fall in line suffer loss of readership and viewership. Unjustified cover-ups and the suppression of truth […]

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