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  • China tightens rules for online news providers

    China has issued new internet regulations increasing Communist party control over online news providers, the latest step in the country's push to tighten its policing of the web...

    The ruling party oversees a vast apparatus designed to censor online content deemed politically sensitive, maintaining that such measures are necessary for the protection of national security...

  • Pemra seeks ARY News response to IB complaint against 'fake news'

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Saturday directed ARY News to respond to a complaint filed by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) against its report on a list of lawmakers suspected of links with banned militant groups allegedly compiled by the IB...

    The list first came to light when ARY News programme 'Power Play' aired a report on Sept 25 claiming that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the IB on...

  • Pemra serves notices to ARY, Bol News over 'fake' news regarding cabinet reshuffle

    The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) has issued show-cause notices to ARY News and Bol News for airing news items regarding a reshuffle in the federal cabinet and change in the portfolios of some federal ministers, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The two media outlets had aired the news on Monday morning about a possible reshuffle in the posts for Minister for Finance and Minister of State for Interior held by Asad Umar...

  • Online hotel booking in Pakistan ‘set to grow’

    Speaking at the launch of the report, Jovago Managing Direc­tor Nadine Malik said Pakistan’s hospitality industry is set to grow in the years to come and the explosion of e-commerce will help the country’s potential as a tourist destination...

    Talking about the experience of ‘educating’ hotel and guesthouse owners, she said that it was the website’s biggest challenge to get hoteliers to understand the concept of online bookings rather...

  • Police plan to put profiles of Islamabad criminals online

    ISLAMABAD: Thirty-five years after its establishment, the capital police have started organising profiles of wanted criminals for their first-ever Red Book...

    All police establishments in the country maintain the ubiquitous Red Book to snatch up habitual but elusive criminals of their precincts...

  • Are you aware of your child's online life?

    I know that this may sound a little extreme but sometimes, I feel my children force me into a state of insanity when I deny them access to the internet...

    When they find out that they can’t play their online games, they start getting agitated...

  • Online sexual violence harming children: Pope

    VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Friday urged the world, including the Catholic Church, to face up to the devastating effects of online sexual violence on young people, including extreme pornography and sexting...

    “We have to keep our eyes open and not hide from an unpleasant truth that we would rather not see,” Pope Francis said at a gathering of technology executives and health professionals at the Vatican...

  • Online bakra mandis: Available but not popular

    With Eidul Azha around the corner, several billboards have popped up all over Karachi introducing online bakra mandis (cattle markets); however, website owners claim that they have not attracted a lot of customers as yet...

    com provide sale and delivery services to citizens; however, online traders claim that they have not had the sort of response they expected...

  • Online exhibit shows hidden depths of Picasso’s ‘Guernica’

    MADRID: Spray-painted in murals, wielded on anti-war banners, and even once hung as a tapestry at the United Nations, Pablo Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ might be the world’s most famous political artwork...

    Now organisers of a new initiative are inviting art lovers to revisit the iconic black-and-white painting, using the latest imaging technology and releasing a trove of previously unseen documents to chart its turbulent history...

  • Mobile app aims to build support in the face of online harassment

    ISLAMABAD: A mobile application designed to help women and marginalised groups facing online harassment was launched on Wednesday...

    Titled Muavin, the application is available on Android devices and seeks to explore community-based solutions to online harassment, including sexual harassment, incitement to violence and hate speech...

  • VPN law latest step in Kremlin online crackdown

    A law coming into force on Wednesday will give the Kremlin greater control over what Russians can access online ahead of a presidential election next March...

    Providers of virtual private networks (VPNs) ? which let internet users access sites banned in one country by making it appear that they are browsing from abroad ? will be required to block websites listed by the Russian state communications watchdog...

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