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  • Digital ban in digital Bangladesh

    While there’s no doubt that social media is abused by many in this country (even cricketer Nasir Hossain wasn’t spared), does it justify a nationwide ban? In a digitalised era where social media has infiltrated the very psyche of netizens, particularly that of young people, a ban on social media is bound to raise questions, and people expect justifications for the ban to be compelling...

    The ban can easily be justified by magnifying...

  • German spy agency told US of bin Laden's presence in Pakistan: German media

    BERLIN: Germany's foreign intelligence agency helped United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, where United States special forces killed the Al Qaeda leader, reported a German newspaper on Sunday...

    The German spy-service BND provided a tip-off that bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan, with the knowledge of Pakistani security services, according to the Bild am Sonntag report, which was...

  • Dawn.com wins two awards at WAN-IFRA South Asian Digital Media Awards

    com won two awards at the prestigious World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) South Asian Digital Media Awards 2017...

    The digital publication won the silver and bronze titles in the Best Data Visualisation category for:Banned outfits in Pakistan openly operate in FacebookA Pakistani woman’s workplace dilemmaFrom Pakistan, the Jang Media Group won the silver title in the Best Innovation New Product category for...

  • Nikkei eyes digital media leadership with FT deal

    3 billion purchase of the Financial Times to build a digital media powerhouse by harnessing the English-language newspaper’s brand and skill in getting subscribers to pay for premium business news, its chairman said...

    As the biggest international acquisition by a Japanese media organisation completes, Nikkei Chairman Tsuneo Kita also told Reuters he would guarantee the independence of the salmon-pink title by giving his word about...

  • 'Digital purdah': How gender segregation persists over social media

    From ISIS recruitments to the Arab Spring, the narrative around social media remains consistently simplistic: it’s a dynamic technology that creates change – both ‘good’ and ‘bad’...

    This narrative also applies in Pakistan at a time when Facebook and Telenor have launched free internet services through ‘Internet...

  • Digital media startup MangoBaaz raises $115,000 in seed funding

    MangoBaaz is one of Pakistan’s first media companies that focuses on creating digital content for its millennial audience, similar to companies such as ScoopWhoop in India, and BuzzFeed or Vice in the US...

    With help from PlanX, one of Pakistan’s largest accelerators, MangoBaaz has reached over a million monthly active users on its website within just a year...

  • AIC warns social media rules will make digital operations 'extremely difficult' in letter to PM Imran

    In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC) has warned that the government's new rules to regulate social media activity will make it "extremely difficult" for digital companies to operate in Pakistan...

    Dated February 15, the letter is also copied to Law Minister Farogh Naseem, Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and Pakistan Telecommunication...

  • New social media regulations could hamper freedom of expression, digital economy: Alice Wells

    Chief US diplomat for South Asian affairs, Alice Wells, on Tuesday expressed concern over the Pakistan government's new social media regulations, adding that they "could be a setback to freedom of expression and development of digital economy"...

    Taking to Twitter, she stated: "Unfortunate if Pakistan discourages foreign investors and stifles domestic innovation in such a dynamic sector...

  • Government to set up media wing to lead digital diplomacy

    KARACHI: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government has decided to set up a 23-member media team to devise and lead strategy around digital diplomacy, Dawn has learned...

    According to prime minister’s focal person on digital media Dr Arslan Khalid, the cabinet had three weeks ago approved the allocation of a supplementary grant of Rs42...

  • PTI’s social media guru to head govt digital wing

    KARACHI: After assessing 500 applications received for the digital media wing, the government has appointed the former social media head of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Imran Ghazali, to lead the newly established unit in the information ministry...

    In addition, the ministry has also notified five other appointments with immediate effect, including four digital communication officers, Shahbaz Khan, Usman bin Zaheer, Naeem Ahmed...

  • Pakistan to develop ICT infrastructure to bridge digital divide: Mamnoon

    BEIJING: President Mamnoon Hussain, speaking at the second annual World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, on Wednesday, said Pakistan is pursuing a vision of accelerated digitisation in order to transform itself into a knowledge-based economy, Radio Pakistan reported...

    Our focus remains on development of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure, he said, with special emphasis on serving marginalised segments...

  • Cyber attacks against govt expose fatal cracks in Pakistan’s digital fence

    In a report titled ‘APT28: A Window into Russia’s Cyber Espionage Operations’, leading US network security firm FireEye has tracked attacks on government, defence and educational infrastructure in at least 26 different countries, including Pakistan...

    “Individual user habits are almost never as robust as the measures an organisation or department takes with regard to cyber security,” said Shahzad Ahmed, country director of the digital...

  • Digital preservation to the rescue of Pakistan's crumbling monuments

    Cultural heritage sites in Pakistan tell a poetic tale of the history of this land, which goes well beyond its inception in 1947...

    This remarkable mode of preservation is now being implemented in Pakistan as well, thanks to the joint efforts of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (Lums) and CyArk (an international non-profit organisation that offers expertise toward digitally storing heritage before they are damaged beyond...

  • Think tank launches digital database on terrorism in Pakistan

    On Monday, Mr Khan received a standing ovation at the launch of a digital database on terrorism prepared by the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS)...

    The database, which was dedicated by the Islamabad-based think tank to the APS victims, contains statistics on terrorist attacks in Pakistan over the last 15 years...

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