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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...

    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...

  • MWM protest against alleged disappearances continues

    KARACHI: Senior leaders and workers of the Maj­lis-i-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM) offered court arrest on Friday after holding a protest demonstration on Abul Hasan Ispahani Road for recovery of missing activists...

    The MWM had started their protest last Friday (Oct 6) and said their party activists would offer their custody to the police in different areas of the city every Friday until safe recovery of all party workers...

  • MWM holds rally for Karachi accord enforcement

    SUKKUR: The Majlis-i-Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) on Friday took out a rally in Jacobabad, where over 55 people were killed and many others wounded in a suicide bomb attack on Jan 30, to condemn the Sindh government’s alleged failure to implement an agreement it had signed with the party’s leadership in Karachi a few weeks later...

    Speaking to the participants, MWM leaders Allama Saif Ali Domki, Hassan Raza Ghuderi, Shahid Hussain Jawadi,...

  • JI, MWM rallies highlight plight of Rohingya people

    Meanwhile, scores of people participated in the MWM rally outside the Karachi Press Club and demanded the government to play its role in calling an emergency session of the UN Security Council against the terrorism of Buddhist rulers in Myanmar...

    Allama Ali Anwar and Allama Mubashir Hussain of the MWM, Muhammad Hussain Mehanti of the JI, and others also spoke at the event...

  • MWM calls for mediation

    KARACHI: The Majlis-i-Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) on Friday urged the government to play the role of a mediator between Saudi Arabia and Yemen by showing respect to the resolution passed by the parliament, which also reflected sentiments of the masses...

    MWM leaders Hasan Hashmi, Ali Hussain Naqvi, Allama Ali Anwar and Allama Mubashir Hasan made this demand while delivering Friday sermons at mosques in the city...

  • No trust in NAP after Muharram attacks: MWM

    Speaking at a press conference at the Catholic Ground in Soldier Bazaar, MWM secretary general Allama Raja Nasir Abbas deplored that the authorities were silent over the recent terrorist activities in Sindh and Balochistan which received reaction even from the United Nations...

    ”The MWM secretary general appealed to all segments of society, including political parties, traders’ bodies and other associations, to show solidarity with...

  • MWM to resist demolition of graveyard

    LAHORE: The Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) has demanded alteration to the route of the Orange Line metro train, saying the incumbent course will damage the historical Mominpura graveyard...

    Punjab MWM Secretary-General Abdul Khaliq Asadi and others told a press conference on Friday that for the metro train the government was preparing to bulldoze the 800-year-old Mominpura graveyard, the final resting place of several Shia...

  • PML-Q and MWM stage rallies to mark Defence Day

    KARACHI: Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen organised special meetings on Sunday to celebrate golden jubilee of Defence Day where special prayers were offered for the security and stability of Pakistan and tributes were paid to the martyrs who laid down their lives defending the motherland...

    The Karachi division chapter of the MWM set up its central camp at Numaish Chowrangi where candles were lighted to pay homage to the martyrs and a...

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