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  • Cyber armies, misplaced judicial activism threaten internet landscape in Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Threats to the internet landscape, including arbitrary administrative shutdowns, misplaced judicial activism against internet freedoms, the rise of cyber-armies, enforced disappearances of activists and the abuse of cybercrime legislation have been on the rise across the country, according to a report titled Internet Landscape of Pakistan 2017...

    The annual report is an “indigenous effort” to regularly monitor and document...

  • Judicial activism, NAB have paralysed govt working, complains PM

    KARACHI: Just a day after the Supreme Court summoned heads of local airlines, including the prime minister, over alleged fake degrees of the airlines’ staff, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said that “judicial activism” in the country and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had “literally” paralysed the government and made it almost impossible for it to do anything...

    While emphasising the impor­tance of a democratic system for...

  • 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'...

  • 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...

    ” Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organisation that hosts Wikipedia, had applied to Turkey’s highest court to challenge the access block...

  • Turkey lifts three-year ban on Wikipedia

    ISTANBUL: A Turkish court on Wednesday lifted a ban on Wikipedia after almost three years...

    Turkish officials said in 2017 that the ban was needed as Wikipedia had failed to remove content accusing its government of assisting terrorist groups...

  • 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...

  • My activism won’t create bad blood: governor

    LAHORE: Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana pledges to become a bridge between people and political leadership and expresses his confidence that unlike his predecessor, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, his activism will not lead to misunderstandings between him and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif...

    He did not agree with the suggestion that his activism could lead to tensions between the governor and the chief minister like in the recent past when...

  • Rise of Barelvi activism

    It also remains to be seen how growing Barelvi activism will influence overall Barelvi politics in Pakistan — ie whether it will trigger a sense of unity and force Barelvi groups to contest elections from a united camp or further divide them over leadership and power struggles...

    Interestingly, the late Shah Ahmad Noorani of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan (JUP) realised in the late 1990s that the Barelvis’ political survival lay in...

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