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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

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

    Turkish state media said the ban was imposed because Wikipedia had failed to remove content promoting terror and accusing Turkey of cooperation with various terror groups...

  • 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'...

  • Ecnec approves revival of Karachi Circular Railway under CPEC

    ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Friday approved nine development projects at a cost of Rs311 billion, including the revival of the Karachi Circular Railway (KCR), which will be constructed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) framework...

    The project was made a part of the CPEC by the governments of China and Pakistan at the 6th joint coordination committee held in December...

  • CDWP clears Rs48bn projects for Ecnec approval

    ISLAMABAD: The Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Wednesday approved Rs128 million project and recommended three other projects of Rs48 billion to the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec)...

    The CDWP meeting, chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal, discussed six public sector development projectsThe meeting referred two energy projects to Ecnec, including the...

  • Ecnec okays Rs143bn development projects

    ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) and Central Development Working Party (CDWP) on Wednesday cleared a total of nine development projects with an estimated cost of about Rs143 billion...

    The project will be financed through an interest free loan from the Chinese government under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)...

  • Ecnec approves 15 projects worth Rs261.2bn

    ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Wednesday approved 15 development projects, mostly in the power sector, at an estimated cost of Rs261...

    In a meeting presided over by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Ecnec also approved a few projects in the transport and communication sector, including a Rs24...

  • ECNEC siphons billions for enhancing trade and transit facilities

    ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (ECNEC) approved the development of Integrated Transit Trade Management System (ITTMS) for establishing modern trade and transit facilities at Torkham, Chamman and Wagah border crossing points...

    The ECNEC, which met on Friday with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the chair, deliberated on the development of ITTMS at length...

  • Ecnec okays Rs124bn motorway on western route of CPEC

    ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Friday approved a coal-conveying system from Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) to the railway network at Port Qasim...

    During the meeting, chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Ecnec approved a proposal submitted by the Ministry of Communications for the construction of motorway from Buran/Hakla on M-1 to Dera Ismail Khan, on the western route of...

  • Ecnec approves five projects worth Rs85.15bn

    ISLAMABAD: The Execu­tive Committee of the Natio­nal Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved five projects worth Rs85...

    Ecnec discussed at length a proposal from the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordina­tion regarding the five-year Expanded Programme of Immunisation (EPI) spanning over the period from 2015-16 to 2019-20, and approved the project with an estimated cost of Rs37...

  • Ecnec okays projects worth Rs81.6bn

    ISLAMABAD: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Wednesday approved seven development projects with an estimated cost of Rs81...

    Ecnec also approved a project worth Rs6...

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