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PTV regrets Beijing spelling blunder

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KARACHI: The Pakistan Television (PTV) Network on Sunday televised Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address from China but misspelled the Chinese capital Beijing as “Begging” in what appeared to be a typographical error. The premier was addressing an event at the Central Party School in Beijing which the PTV was broadcasting live. However, on the top […]

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State TV writes ‘Begging’ instead of ‘Beijing’Minister orders inquiry

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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry Sunday ordered an inquiry into a widely criticised dateline slug displayed by the state-owned TV during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech at a function in China. The slug displayed ‘Beijing’ as ‘Begging’, drawing massive criticism. The state-run TV wrote on its Twitter account: “Today during the live […]

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Twitter abuzz with reaction to suspension of Sharifs’ sentences

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KARACHI: Politicians and journalists took to Twitter on Wednesday to express their thoughts after the Islamabad High Court suspended sentences awarded in the Avenfield properties reference to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar. Former premier’s brother Shahbaz Sharif tweeted a Quranic verse in the wake of the IHC […]

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Armeena speaks up against cyber bullying

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LAHORE – At a time when women in showbiz are opening about facing sexual abuse, Armeena Khan has called out a guy who abused her on Twitter by sharing screenshots of his tweets “So I’m attaching the tweets because such persons should be exposed for being a menace to society,” she wrote. “This man has zero […]

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Twitter mulling 10,000 characters: Report

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Now the company could offer a solution, according to tech news website re/code: the 10,000 character tweet, which could be available as soon as March. Re/code reported Tuesday that Twitter has been studying how to allow users to say more, after restricting them to 140 characters for 10 years. That limit was based on the […]

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Pemra develops twitter account for feedback

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ISLAMABAD: A twitter account “@reportpemra” has been developed for feedback by general public about the violation of Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) code of conduct and airing of any undesirable content. The results of the posts on the twitter account will directly be relayed to Pemar chairman. Any action taken by Pemra against undesirable […]

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Facebook posts land civil servant in trouble

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ISLAMABAD: Expressing his opinions on social media may cost the newly appointed member finance at Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) his job. A petition was filed at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the appointment of Noorul Haq for the post of Ogra member finance, in addition to allegations of misconduct on social media […]

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Social media war

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A COUPLE of months ago I wrote on these pages vis-à-vis the need to think critically about new information technologies and how they will shape life on the planet in the long-run. As Keynes famously said, in the long-run we are all dead. Besides, contemporary developments are already confirming that all is not well in […]

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Pemra asks channels to exercise caution

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ISLAMABAD: Following the ISPR’s sharp reaction to MQM chief Altaf Hussain’s fiery speech on Thursday night, the Pakistan Elec­tronic Media Regula­tory Authority (Pemra) issued on Friday show-cause notices to 14 private TV channels and barred all channels from airing “inflammatory content”. After Mr Hussain’s speech that followed explosive allegations levelled by a Karachi police officer, […]

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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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Tweeting terror

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“It is a message for the coalition…your men will end up in videos that are even more horrific and will do lasting damage to public opinion in your countries”. This is how Romain Cailet, a militant movements’ expert, has explained the motive behind Islamic State’s release of an over 22-minute long video showing the burning […]

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COAS, DG ISI don’t have Facebook, twitter accounts: ISPR

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RAWALPINDI: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday clarified that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Director General ISI do not have any Facebook or twitter accounts.There is only one twitter and one facebook account of Military Spokesman/DG ISPR Maj Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, said an ISPR press release issued here. Military Spokesman/ DG […]

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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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FIA using Facebook to nab offenders

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency has started using social networking website – Facebook – to reach suspects. Perhaps the Future Concern case is the first of its kind in which the FIA has managed to nab seven culprits with the help of Facebook account of their accomplice. Also read: The fake world of Facebook Although […]

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