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PPF condemns summoning human rights activists in Kuwait

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Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait has expressed concern over the decision of Electronic and Cyber Crime Combatting Department (ECCCD) to summon two human rights activists Abdul Hakim Al-Fadhli and Hamed Jameel for their social media activities. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in […]


Govt to crack down on social media misuse

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has announced to launch a major crackdown against elements using social media to propagate extremist narrative. Addressing the closing session of a training workshop for parliamentarians at the PIPS here on Wednesday, the minister said a mechanism to this effect has been prepared in consultations with the security agencies. […]


4 men arrested in Multan over hate speech, defamation of government

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Four people were arrested in Multan on Thursday for their involvement in delivering hate speech of a sectarian nature and defaming members of the government, police said. The action was taken over a speech delivered by one of the apprehended suspects at a mosque in Multan’s Ali Town on December 28, 2018. In the said […]


FIA arrests two for cyber crime

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PESHAWAR: The Federal Investigation Agency on Tuesday arrested two men under the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) for uploading objectionable fake photos of two women to different social media forums. The FIA cyber crimes circle has registered FIRs against the two suspects identified as Fakhre Alam of Faqirabad Peshawar, and Ahmed Zaib of Topi, […]


The digital disruption

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Bad is good. Crisis is renovation. Disruption is innovation. These are the fashionable terms being used to describe a future that is already there. In other words, virtual has become real. Having lived with the word virtual reality in the last decade, it is dawning on many people in the world, especially those living in […]


Complaints go online

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In days of yore when the world of cyberspace was a fantasy and for those who remember, life was simple and easy. However the downside was that things progressed at a snail’s pace,a case in point being that to apply for a phone connection or utility connection one would have to wait endlessly before an […]


Technology is about empowering people

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Next month, Facebook turns 15. When I started Facebook, I wasn’t trying to build a global company. Back then, I realized you could find almost anything on the internet — music, books, information — except for the thing that matters most: people. So I built a service that people could use to connect and learn […]


Senior Pakistani journalist, Rizwan Razi released on bail

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Rizwan Razi, senior Lahore based journalist, social media activist and anchor of Dada Pota program on Din News channel was arrested by the cybercrime wing of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on cybercrime charges. On February 10, the journalist was released on bail. According to Attorney Ejaz Basra the court denied federal prosecutor’s request that Razi […]


Data collection under RTI laws helps in investigation journalism

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Karachi, Feb 8:  For better investigative stories it is necessary for reporters to gather important data from related departments using the laws of right to information, said PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali. Speaking to the participants of a training workshop on use of RTI Act, he said these laws have ensured more transparency and […]


Call for research on how media adapts to new challenges

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ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday accepted that the media industry was in a crisis but claimed that it was related to technology. He suggested carrying out solid research to understand how media could adapt to new challenges. Speaking at the event in which a media lab was launched, he said his ministry had […]


Unicef calls for action to tackle online violence against young people

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ISLAMABAD: Pointing to dangers posed by online violence, cyber-bullying and digital harassment for people between the ages of 15 and 24 who are online in Pakistan, Unicef on Tuesday called for concerted action to tackle and prevent violence against children and young people. The call came on Safer Internet Day following a recent Unicef poll […]


Pemra to start web TV, OTT regulation soon

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) Muhammad Salim Baig, while discussing about the future plans of the authority, said that the process of formulating regulations for OTT (Over the Top) and Web TV is underway, and meeting in this regard has also been held with other regulators like PTA for devising a policy. […]


Importance of media literacy stressed

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Though the landscape of Pakistani media — electronic and news media — in the country has expanded and dozens of Pakistani media outlets have been providing news 24/7, but to maintain authenticity and sanctity of news, it is imperative for media outlets to do fact-checking and cover the news in a comprehensive and holistic manner. […]


Moot warns against radicalisation of youth through internet

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ISLAMABAD – Speakers at a conference on Friday highlighted the risks associated with the internet, especially the terrorist groups using cyber space for recruitment and radicalisation of the innocent youth. The one-day national workshop titled ‘Peace Building and Cyber Security Measures’ was organised by the Islamic Research Institute (IRI), International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), and […]