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  • News channels go off air, Facebook and YouTube blocked in parts of Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday afternoon issued a notification prohibiting live coverage of the operation to end the Faizabad sit-in, following which most private news channels were taken off-air in Islamabad and other parts of the country...

    Additionally, Facebook, YouTube, DailyMotion, Twitter and Instagram have been blocked in some parts of the country...

  • Despite localisation, YouTube remains blocked

    ISLAMABAD: Despite having been launched globally, Internet users in the country still cannot access ‘YouTube PK’, the popular video-sharing website domain localised specifically for Pakistan...

    On Tuesday, Google announced that YouTube was now also available in Urdu...

  • No reason to keep YouTube blocked, PTA tells SC

    ISLAMABAD: Even though the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) acknowledges that Google has made it possible for the Pakistani government to ask for the removal of objectionable videos from YouTube, the site’s Urdu version still remains largely inaccessible inside the country...

    The PTA told the Supreme Court on Saturday that YouTube was blocked because it was not possible to remove or block an offensive video from the website...

  • Junaid Jamshed tribute film blocked on Youtube in several countries over copyright issues

    Singer Salman Ahmed on Wednesday said that the short film made to pay a tribute to singer turned preacher Junaid Jamshed has been blocked on Youtube in several countries...

    The former bandmate said that the short film, Khwab, has been blocked over "copyright issues with Universal Media Group India, to which the song Khwab from Junoon's silver anniversary album Door is licensed, and VEVO, the American multinational video hosting...

  • POPARAZZI: WHERE ARE PAKISTAN’S YOUTUBE STARS?

    For children of the ’90s, AIB represents one of many ways in which Indian culture has seemed to catch up with and overtaken Pakistan’s...

    In contrast, Pakistan’s electronic media industry developed later and almost immediately after its arrival became preoccupied with the news of covering a near constant state of war and upheaval...

  • Youtube turns 'local' for Pakistan

    KARACHI: World's largest video-sharing website, Youtube, on Tuesday announced that it has launched localised versions of the site in Pakistan...

    According to a media release issued by Youtube's parent firm Google, visitors to YouTube from Pakistan will see their country-specific YouTube site by default...

  • YouTube returns to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: After over three years of being told to ‘Surf Safely’, Internet users in the country were able to access the popular video-sharing website, YouTube, following orders from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) that the website be unblocked...

    YouTube was blocked in September 2012, after a blasphemous film, ‘Innocence of Muslims’, triggered global protests...

  • YouTube Pakistan officially launched

    KARACHI: Like Zaid Ali T and Shaam Idrees, who have over four million likes on Facebook and more than 300,000 views on YouTube, any Pakistani man, woman or child can now have their own channel and make money from it on YouTube...

    At a press conference held at the DHA Golf Club on Wednesday to launch the video-sharing website in Pakistan, it was learnt that if one is in the YouTube partner programme one can monetise videos on one’s...

  • YouTube releases list of Pakistan's most watched videos

    YouTube Pakistan on Thursday released a list of the most watched videos and music videos in Pakistan for the current year with Commander Safeguard taking the top spot, said a press statement from the world's most popular online video community...

    YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos...

  • Hear that point? Tennis play-by-play for the ear a rarity

    Law, a BBC play-by-play announcer, layers in a flourish of rapid-fire descriptions of U...

    “Can the Serbian player finally find a chink of light in this armor of Nadal? Midcourt forehand from Nadal, and still Djokovic reaches it and into the net goes Nadaaal!”Such play-by-play for an audio-only audience is among the rarest of niches in sports media...

  • To play or not to play

    Was the Pakistan Super League final in Lahore an exercise in sheer futility, as it would neither see international cricket return to Pakistan in any meaningful way nor would a day-long event — held even as it was, peacefully, amid extraordinary security — signal a deathly blow to the terrorists?Honestly speaking, when I heard of the plan to stage the PSL final in Lahore my own reaction was that it was a silly move — one, it wasn’t worth the...

  • Senate body asks govt to unblock YouTube

    ISLAMABAD: A Senate standing committee on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Information Technology to unblock YouTube at the earliest...

    On Sept 17, 2012, the Supreme Court directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to block a controversial and amateur film ‘Innocence of Muslims’ uploaded on all websites...

  • Syrian war archives at risk as YouTube bans graphic content

    Hundreds of thousands of amateur videos have been uploaded to YouTube every heartbeat of the war over the past seven years, from momentous events like cities under bombardment to intimate scenes like a father cradling his dead children...

    However, now Syrian activists fear all that history could be erased as YouTube moves to rein in violent content...

  • Let YouTube ban go

    THE federal government has placed a ban on YouTube in a move to unjustly punish the service provider for showing blasphemous content...

    YouTube is an essential research tool in the hands of the youth to acquire knowledge free of cost...

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