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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...

    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...

  • REVIEW:A history of violence:A Brief History of Seven Killings

    Marlon James’s Booker prizewinning novel A Brief History of Seven Killings is a fantastic attempt at recounting the attack on Marley through a variety of eccentric, rowdy and colourful characters that provide, to a reasonable extent, a clear, albeit bloody, insight into the violence-stricken Jamaica of the 1970s and ’80s (the story moves further ahead)...

    Here’s how A Brief History of Seven Killings moves into first gear by virtue of...

  • A Leaf From History: A history of ethnic violence

    Sociologists also trace the history of Karachi’s ethnic conflagarations to the 1960s after then president Gen Ayub Khan initiated a plan to settle Pakhtuns — his own ethnic group — in the city...

    MQM’s demands included the repatriation and settlement of Biharis (Urdu-speaking East Pakistanis who continue to live in refugee camps) from Bangladesh to Pakistan...

  • Foreign Office's 'Ancient Pakistan' exhibition attracts history lovers

    ISLAMABAD: For the first time in country's history the Foreign Office organised a three-day exhibition reflecting Pakistan's ancient culture and civilisation which attracted a large number of history lovers along with diplomats...

    The exhibition titled 'Ancient Pakistan' is showcasing artifacts and relics from ancient civilisations belonging to the region including Gandhara, Harappa, Mehrgarh and Moen-Jo-Daro...

  • Recounting Pakistan’s 9,000 year old history of pluralism

    ISLAMABAD: A film screened at the Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS) on Tuesday took viewers through the thousands of years of spiritual history of the land where Pakistan stands today...

    The film titled ‘The Story of a Banyan Tree: 9,000 Years of Pluralistic Heritage in Pakistan’ was conceptualised by Dr Kamran Ahmed and based on his research...

  • Pakistan cricket at lowest point in international history: Ramiz Raja

    Cricket commentator and former Test captain Ramiz Raja has described Pakistan's hammering at the hands of Bangladesh as "embarrassing" and the "lowest point in our international history"...

    In an interview with ESPNCricinfo, Ramiz Raja expressed his disappointment in the "lack of direction" and the lack of "fresh ideas" from the Pakistan Cricket Board which had rendered the national cricket team as a "rudderless ship"...

  • Dawn undertakes Pakistan history project

    KARACHI: Today, Dawn embarks on a series of 16 special reports under the banner of ‘70 years of Pakistan and Dawn’...

    The first report covers the epoch of the founding fathers (1947 to 1951) and includes the Quaid-i-Azam’s tenure as governor general and Liaquat Ali Khan’s as first prime minister of Pakistan...

  • Pakistan win thriller for first Windies series victory in history

    Pakistan won a thrilling third and final Test with six balls to spare to clinch a first series victory in the West Indies Sunday and give a fitting farewell to the retiring captain Misbah ul Haq and veteran Younis Khan...

    “I am thankful for myself, the team and all supporters of Pakistan cricket that we were able to pull it off...

  • Pakistan ready to ‘change history’ against India

    LONDON: Pakistan are ready to change the course of history in a clash that’s “bigger than the Ashes” when they face arch-rivals India in the ICC Champions Trophy final...

    Title-holders India will be firm favourites against a Pakistan side who were the lowest ranked of all the teams taking part in a tournament featuring the world’s top-eight ODI sides...

  • Pakistan eye history-making triumph in WI

    BRIDGETOWN: With an emphatic win in the opening Test in Kingston, Pakistan are on the brink of recording their first-ever series victory in the Caribbean when Misbah-ul-Haq’s men lock horns with a frail-looking home team in the second Test starting here at the Kensington Oval on Sunday...

    Since making their first tour to the Caribbean back in 1957-58 under Abdul Hafeez Kardar, Pakistan have so far played seven Test series in the West...

  • All to play for as Pakistan chase history in final WI Test

    Windsor Park will host only the fifth Test in its history and will be the stage on which the West Indies will seek to prove that their win last week in Barbados was no fluke...

    This Test will be the big farewell for two legends of the game in skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan and while that will motivate Pakistan to achieve their first series win in the Caribbean, the West Indies will not want to roll over as they have a chance to...

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