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New ‘Conversations with Kanwal’ episode highlights the dark side of social media

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Karachi: This week’s episode of Conversations with Kanwal touches on a topic all too real in today’s world: the negative effects of social media. Soul Sisters founder Kanwal Ahmed gives a small monologue at the beginning, saying, “Through the Internet people are brought closer together, sometimes to a dangerous extent.” She then brings up the  dangers of social media, especially for […]


Human rights in the digital age

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Our digitally connected world poses serious challenges to human rights. Internet use and mobile connectivity, low-cost and fast computing systems, and rapid AI advances have, on the one hand, provided new opportunities. But, on the other hand, they present unprecedented challenges to the protections of core human rights. Modern technologies like Al have a huge […]


Social Media an effective tool to promote tourism

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Islamabad – With fast changing modes of communications and publicity, nowadays social media has become an effective tool for tour operators to attract maximum number of both local and foreign tourists for scenic destinations located in different parts of the country especially northern areas. The dream of the present government to make Pakistan a tourism brand internationally […]


Rethinking Peca

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SEEN as a tool for repressive governmental sanctions on online free speech by rights activists, the Pakistan Electronic Crimes Act (Peca) 2016 was bulldozed through parliament as it was considered necessary by the government of the time to address the inadequacy of Pakistan’s existing criminal legislation and legal system in dealing with new and emerging […]


Conference calls for strategy to counter misuse of cyberspace

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LAHORE: Speakers at a two-day conference on cybersecurity have said that subversion on religious, sectarian, ethnic and social issues through a soft offensive by using internet and the cyberspace needs a comprehensive counter strategy to ensure that people, especially the youth, do not fall prey to the agenda of the enemy. The conference titled ‘Peace […]


Restrictions on social media in the offing

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ISLAMABAD:In view of the wrong use of social media, the Ministry of Law and Justice has prepared a draft to introduce amendments in the cybercrime law. Minister for Law and Justice Barrister Farogh Naseem said that new rules regarding cybercrime are being framed and will be presented in cabinet once finalised. He said that Prime […]


Internet services disrupted across country

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Islamabad: Internet services were impacted in different regions across Pakistan on Monday due to multiple cable cuts. The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) said that it was working to restore the services across the country. According to PTCL corporate communication general manager Fariha Tahir Shah, internet services were impacted in different regions across Pakistan due […]


Dell Technologies accelerates digital transformation in Pakistan

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At Dell Technologies Symposium 2019, Dell Technologies unveiled its new modern workforce and infrastructure solutions transforming the IT landscape – from the edge to the core to the cloud. The latest technologies are poised to deliver the foundation customers need to process, transport, store, protect and consume data – wherever it lives. At the event, […]


Pashteen says campaign on social media begun to malign them

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Islamabad: After an attack and subsequent clash between troops and activists at a security post in northern Pakistan, organisers of a rights movement say a campaign of intimidation against them has intensified, with many top leaders detained. The military denies a crackdown against the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM), but says it is acting against lawbreakers. […]


Positive, negative effects of social media discussed

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Speakers at the meeting of Shura, Hamdard Karachi chapter, urged the government, social scientists and educationists to create critical and creative thinking among the youths and grant them right to question ‘why’ in order to make them confident, responsible and able to draw a line between positive and negative matters on Social Media. The meeting […]


‘Youngsters need to be taught critical thinking to use social media wisely’

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Speakers at a meeting of the Hamdard Shura’s Karachi chapter have urged the government, social scientists and educationists to create critical and creative thinking among the youth and grant them the right to asks questions in order to make them confident, responsible and able to draw a line between positive and negative matters on social […]


Digital blitz

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THIS is a country witnessing a fast-growing digital footprint, along with the accelerating penetration of mobile phone technology. In the two decades or so that these technologies have taken root in Pakistan (along with the rest of the world), citizens have had to learn to contend with what feels like a new form of harassment: […]


Blasphemous materials on social media: IHC asks FIA, PTA to take action

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The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to take action against people involved in uploading blasphemous materials on social media. A divisional bench of the IHC comprising Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhter Kayani issued the directions while announcing its reserved verdict in an […]


PPF condemns the internet shutdown in Liberia

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the internet shutdown in Liberia following the protests in Monrovia on June 7, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the internet disruption in Liberia and termed it an attack of freedom of […]