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  • Wikipedia founder tackles fake news with Wikitribune

    Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is launching a project aimed at reshaping the news media - and tackling the scourge of misinformation - using the same collaborative principles as the revolutionary online encyclopedia...

    Wikitribune will rely on a broad online community of journalists and readers as fact checkers, a crowdsourcing model pioneered in the “wiki” system behind Wikipedia...

  • Turkey blocks Wikipedia without explanation

    Turkey has blocked online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the telecommunications watchdog (BTK) said on Saturday, citing a law allowing it to ban access to websites deemed obscene or a threat to national security...

    an administrative measure has been taken for this website (Wikipedia...

  • Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia over ‘terror’ claims

    ISTANBUL: Turkey on Saturday blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopedia Wik­ipedia reportedly for articles claiming links between Ankara and terror groups, the latest restriction on a popular website to hit Turkish users...

    Turkey’s Information and Com­munication Tech­nologies Authority (BTK) said it had implemented the ban against Wikipedia...

  • Traffic to Wikipedia terrorism entries plunged after Snowden revelations, study finds

    SAN FRANCISCO: Internet traffic to Wikipedia pages summarising knowledge about terror groups and their tools plunged nearly 30 per cent after revelations of widespread web monitoring by the US National Security Agency (NSA), suggesting that concerns about government snooping are hurting the ordinary pursuit of information...

    Author Jonathon Penney, a fellow at the University of Toronto’s interdisciplinary Citizen Lab, examined monthly...

  • Wikipedia 'protects' Maryam Nawaz's page after vandalism attempts

    The protection level of the Wikipedia page of Maryam Nawaz Sharif, who was sentenced to seven-year imprisonment by an accountability court on Friday in the Avenfield properties reference, was changed to semi-protected on Saturday following repeated attempts to vandalise the page...

    Wikipedia then moved to change the status of her page to semi-protected because of violations of its 'biographies of living persons policy'...

  • Court rules Turkey violated freedoms by banning Wikipedia

    ANKARA: Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that a more than two-year block on access to online encyclopaedia Wikipedia in the country is a violation of freedom of expression...

    ” Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organisation that hosts Wikipedia, had applied to Turkey’s highest court to challenge the access block...

  • Wikipedia breaks five-year record with high traffic in pandemic

    KARACHI: While most technology platforms have stepped up efforts to deal with the proliferation of coronavirus information online, global numbers indicate that users are switching to Wikipedia as a trusted source to share and find Covid-19 updates...

    Around 4,504 Wikipedia pages have been created to record different aspects of the pandemic, its spread to different countries, the race to find a treatment and viral conspiracies...

  • Cement industry poised for expansion

    The cement sector seems perfectly positioned in the current economic climate to benefit from the rising demand spawned from the public and private sector spending as well as the demand that will be generated as a result of CPEC...

  • Iranian cement harming local industry

    KARACHI: Manufa­ctu­rers claimed on Friday that smuggled Iranian cement, being sold at 40 per cent lower prices, was eating away the market share of domestically produced cement...

    Markets in areas adjacent to the border and coastal areas of Balochistan are flooded with Iranian cement which sells for much less than the Rs525-550 price of a 50kg bag of local cement, All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) said...

  • Expanding cement industry

    CEMENT players continue to enjoy increasing gross margins courtesy declining global coal prices...

    The price of coal — a key raw material for the industry — had declined by about 19pc year-over-year by end-FY15 and reached $60 per tonne...

  • Punjab’s cement industry to be regulated after three decades

    LAHORE: The unfettered cement industry in Punjab is once again being brought under the regulatory control of the provincial government after 29 years, allowing it to function and expand under a strictly monitored legal and administrative regime...

    The decision to once again regulate the cement industry was taken during a marathon meeting of a committee which was presided over by Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed two days ago at the Civil...

  • Why can't the music industry be reinvented like the drama industry, asks Xulfi

    Over the span of the last one decade, Zulfiqar Jabbar Khan aka Xulfi remains to be one of the most vibrant and influential musicians of the current wave in Pakistan...

    However, the man who was behind popular bands like Fawad Khan-famed 'EP', Junaid Khan's 'Call' and saw their glory days is not very hopeful about the music scene until and unless it is recognised as a separate industry...

  • S.Korea's Kia to start assembling cars in Pakistan: Lucky Cement

    South Korean carmaker Kia Motor Co will start assembling cars in Pakistan, according to a local partner that is planning to invest Rs12 billion ($115 million) to set up a plant and manufacture the Kia vehicles...

    Karachi-listed Lucky Cement, which is part of the vast conglomerate Yunus Brothers Group, said in a statement on Thursday it planned to set up a new company to start "manufacturing, assembling" Kia vehicles...

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