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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...

    The move is likely to further worry rights groups and Turkey's western allies, who say Ankara has sharply curtailed freedom of speech and other basic rights in the crackdown that followed last year's failed coup
  • 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...

    A forthcoming paper in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal analyses the fall in traffic, arguing that it provides...
  • 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...

    The revision history of Maryam's page shows that users on Friday attempted to add words like criminal and 'chor' [thief] to her information and also tried to...
  • 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...

    The ruling opens the way for lifting the website ban, which has been in place since 2017 due to entries that accused Turkey of having links to terrorist organisations
  • 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
  • In Gao Suno Badlo’s new song, a parrot and a donkey mock the education system

    All of us complain about the education system in the country and say we want things to change but so we see enough of that sentiment in pop culture?Addressing that issue, musical campaign Gao Suno Badlo released ‘Taleem Ki Chutti,’ a satirical song about the current education system...

    Bearing semblance to Begherat Brigade’s ‘Dhinak Dhinak’ in composition, 'Taleem Ki Chutti' has been sung by Muhammad Umair Ahmad and is produced under the...
  • Sukkur education dept gets biometric system

    SUKKUR: Sindh Educa­tion Department Secretary Dr Fazalullah Pechuho has said the biometric system has been introduced for the verification of presence of all school teachers on their duties...

    He was speaking at the inauguration of the biometric system introduced in connection with verification of teachers and other employees of the education department of the Sukkur region, at a programme held at the Director Education Office here on...
  • ‘Geographical divides, education system reinforce gender stereotypes’

    ISLAMABAD: A seminar on ‘Pakistan’s Struggle to Redefine the Status of Women’ was held on Wednesday in order to discuss why laws are not making a difference, what is needed to challenge the patriarchal mindset and the role of the media...

    The event was hosted by White Ribbon Pakistan, the National Commission on Status of Women (NCSW) and Global Village Space
  • ‘Standardising education system can promote peace’

    ISLAMABAD: Speakers at a workshop titled ‘Education: an advocacy niche for peace’ urged the government to standardise the education system because, they said, it was the best way to promote peace and social cohesion...

    The workshop, which was held on Friday by the South Asia Partnership (SAP) Pakistan, aimed to help develop an improved standard of education
  • Is our education system ‘too broken’ for reforms?

    While it is no secret that Pakistan needs to better spend its education budget, the much-needed reform process is likely to be easier said than done...

    Fighting against a culture of doctored statistics, intense pressure from top officials, an insipid bureaucracy and ‘ghost’ teachers,donor and education officials in at least three provinces are trying to swim against the tide
  • Epitome of education system in disarray

    BAHAWALNAGAR: The collapsed boundary wall, a stagnant water pool, no electricity, classes in the open due to insufficient classrooms and the crumbling building are some of the features the Government Boys Primary Centre School, Murli Garh, is associated with...

    Established way back in 1960, the primary school has the enrolment of 270 students who are being taken care of by six teachers, including a lady teacher
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