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  • Jang group 'must clarify' why correction of 'fake news' wasn't published: CJP

    Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Tuesday ordered The News and Urdu daily Jang to publish a clarification explaining why the newsgroup failed to run a correction regarding a news story that appeared in the newspapers on Monday claiming the CJP wanted Shahbaz Sharif to be the next prime minister...

    The CJP on Monday took notice of a "fake news" story published in The News and Jang dailies titled "Wants Shahbaz Sharif...

  • SC accepts apologies from Jang, The News representatives for 'misreporting' CJP's remarks

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday accepted the unconditional apologies tendered by representatives of two news publications for 'misreporting' Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar's remarks yesterday...

    Urdu newspaper Jang and English daily The News had in their lead stories on Wednesday reported that CJP Nisar, while hearing a suo motu case of illegal construction in Banigala, had "remarked that the current government lacked...

  • Lahore court directs NAB to facilitate Jang Group owner's meeting with family as per law

    An accountability court in Lahore on Saturday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to facilitate the meetings of Jang Group editor-in-chief Mir Shakilur Rehman with his family members according to the law...

    On Thursday, Rehman had appeared before a combined investigation team of NAB at its Lahore headquarters at Thokar Niaz Beg and answered its queries for more than two hours...

  • Google launches new policy to boost news organisations' subscriptions

    Google on Monday announced new steps to help struggling news organisations, including an end to a longstanding “first click free” policy to generate fresh revenues for publishers hurt by the shift from print to digital...

    The moves come amid mounting criticism that online platforms are siphoning off the majority of revenues as more readers turn to digital platforms for news...

  • Google targets 'fake news,' offensive search suggestions

    Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results...

    The changes have been in the works for four months, but Google hadn't publicly discussed most of them until now...

  • Google expands 'fact check' conclusions in news searches

    Google will expand the use of “fact check” tags in its search results the tech industry's latest effort to combat false and misleading news stories...

    People who search for a topic in Google's main search engine or the Google News section will see a conclusion such as “mostly true” or “false” next to stories that have been fact checked...

  • Google, Facebook move to restrict ads on fake news sites

    Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc on Monday announced measures aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” on the internet by targeting how some purveyors of phony content make money: advertising...

    Google said it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network, while Facebook updated its advertising policies to spell out that its ban on deceptive and...

  • Trump says Google is ‘rigged’ with bad news about him

    WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump took aim on Tuesday at Google, claiming that news search results were “rigged” against him, which prompted a White House aide to suggest the administration may look at regulating the huge internet platform...

    In early morning Twitter comments, the US president complained that searches for “Trump News” brought up negative stories about him, and questioned whether this was illegal...

  • Europe's news agencies blast Google, Facebook for 'plundering' content

    Europe's biggest news agencies accused Google and Facebook of "plundering" news for free on Tuesday in a joint statement that called on the internet giants to share more of their revenues with the media...

    "The internet giants' plundering of the news media's content and of their advertising revenue poses a threat both to consumers and to democracy," the column said...

  • 'Sab Se Bari Jang' launched

    It happened on Saturday evening when a book detailing the movement for freedom of expression of 1977-78 titled Sab Se Bari Jang, written and compiled by eminent journalist and poet Ahfazur Rehman, was launched at the Arts Council...

    Published in Dawn, May 17th, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play...

  • REVIEW: In the name of freedom:Ahfazur Rahman's Sub Se Barri Jang

    Besides, three women courted arrest in Lahore (Elizabeth Khalid and Rosy Majeed, both in the Punjab University’s journalism department, and Enver Sultana of daily Sadaqat, Lahore)...

    The names of those sentenced to whipping by a military court on May 13, 1978, must be recorded for history — Khawar Naeem Hashmi of Musawaat, Lahore (four lashes and six months of rigorous imprisonment or RI), Nasir Zaidi of Nawa-i-Multan, Multan (five...

  • Jang Group executive director kidnapped in Peshawar

    PESHAWAR: Gunmen have kidnapped Jang Group Executive Director Abid Abdullah in Peshawar, a senior police official said Thursday...

    Mushtaq Khan said that Abdullah, who arrived in Peshawar from Islamabad on Tuesday, was seized as he left for a hotel after visiting the local printer for Jang...

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