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Committee formed to prevent cybercrime bill from being enacted

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KARACHI: After an extensive discussion at Karachi Press Club, experts and journalists formed a ‘Cybercrime Bill Review Committee’ that will hold briefings for senators and parliamentarians. The purpose of the committee is to prevent the bill from being passed as a law. The committee comprises international expert on cybercrime Zahid Jamil, Karachi Institute of Technology […]

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‘NA committee must reconsider cybercrime bill’

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ISLAMABAD: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of stakeholders has asked that the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill (PECB) 2015 be reconsidered by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology. The new cybercrime bill was approved by the chair of the committee last week, in the absence of most opposition members who had objected to […]

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Stakeholders show reservations on cyber crime bill

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ISLAMABAD – While Ministry of Information and Technology is busy in reviewing the proposed prevention of electronic crime bill 2015, the stakeholders believe that cyber crime was not really the core issue for a country like Pakistan, where a mere 10 percent population use internet, but cyber terrorism and cyber wars. “We have no updated […]

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Pemra hires Swiss consultant for DTH licensing

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ISLAMABAD: The Paki-stan Electronic Media Regu-latory Authority (Pemra) has issued a Letter of Intent (LoI) to hire a Swiss firm for initiation of Direct to Home (DTH) licensing in Pakistan Pemra in its ad published in newspapers on Oct 30, 2014 had solicited proposals from international firms to hire a consultant. Five firms submitted their […]

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Senate body clears private member’s cyber crime bill

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate sub-committee on Information Technology on Thursday approved a draft of the Protection of Cyber Crimes Act, 2014 that aims to prevent electronic fraud, crimes and online acts of terrorism. The bill was moved by the PPP’s Dr Karim Ahmed Khawaja last May and since then had been struggling for committee approval. Senator […]

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Work on Digital Library Project underway

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LAHORE – Provincial Minister for Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said the work on Punjab Digital Library Resource Project is underway. He expressed these views while presiding over a meeting regarding e-library project at Govt College University. Chairman Punjab Education Foundation Eng Qamarul Islam Raja, Secretary Higher Education Aslam Kamboh, Chairman Punjab Higher Education […]

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Pakistani social activist to receive young leadership award from Queen Elizabeth

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Salman Ahmed from Pakistan is one of 60 young people from across the Commonwealth who are being recognised as exceptional leaders in their community. These 60 young people are the first ever to receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award. The award, which will be presented in London by Her Majesty The Queen in June […]

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FIA probing ‘fake column’ in Irfan Siddiqui’s name

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By: Irfan-Siddiqui The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Friday registered a first information report (FIR) against an unidentified accused for writing a column and publishing it on social media in the name of known columnist and Prime Minister’s Special Adviser on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui. The FIA Cyber Crime Wing initiated investigation on the application […]

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It’s not journalism, it’s just business now, claim journalists

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KARACHI: Newspapers don’t have space for the oppressed who sit outside Karachi Press Club, said Mazhar Arif, the executive director of the Society for Alternative Media and Research. “Media house owners have less space for the oppressed and more space for advertisements.” He added that journalism used to have a cause. Now, he claimed, it […]

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If you want to be a journalist, be curious

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By: Hifza Jillani KARACHI: The first step to becoming a journalist, according to French journalist Julien Le Bot, is to be curious. Le Bot, who primarily works in digital media, believes that philosophers and journalists have similar characteristics. He added that when he was younger, he wanted to be a philosopher but ended up working […]

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Newsroom monopoly’s over; it’s the era of new media

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Karachi: Julien Le Bot, a French digital journalist, believes that it is time for classic newsrooms to accept that the “new media” are changing the dynamics of news delivery and this is why the monopoly of the former is reducing day by day, not only in Europe but also in the rest of the world. […]

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Digital marketing becomes dynamic process

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LAHORE: Digital media has changed the world in the last few years, as digital marketing has become a dynamic process and it will continue to evolve and create lasting impact on the lives, speakers said on Tuesday. Speaking at the sixth session on Digital Media Marketing, which was held as part of the 2nd day […]

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Bring back YouTube

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There are at least 35 million individual internet subscribers in Pakistan, the majority of who stay online through mobile devices such as phones or tablets. It’s a crucial tool for even more given how it is used as a business and learning resource nationally while also essential for banking and online trading of commodities. However, […]

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Workers and ‘new media’

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Workers and ‘new media’Internet technologies, the possibility of accessing global channels through various platforms, and the mushroom growth of domestic TV channels have indeed mystified not merely our middle classes, but even our intelligentsia is often busy showering praise on ‘new media’ and its empowering potential. From the viewpoint of the working classes, the exact […]

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