Is Twitter aiding India’s quest to silence Kashmiris?

Is Twitter aiding India’s quest to silence Kashmiris?KARACHI: The spectre of an internet clampdown has once again reared its ugly head. This time though, the perceived cause is the social media companies — the digital gatekeepers who rally behind the idea of free expression for all. In the past few weeks, several users have complained that their accounts or tweets were suspended […]

Twitter sends notice to President Alvi over occupied Kashmir tweets

Twitter sends notice to President Alvi over occupied Kashmir tweetsPresident Arif Alvi was served a notice by microblogging social media platform Twitter for posting in support of Kashmiris and highlighting the reality of the occupied valley after India’s illegal and unilateral move to annex the region. Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari criticised the platform for “becoming a mouthpiece of the rogue Modi government” […]

PFUJ calls for action against people behind online drive targeting journalists

PFUJ calls for action against people behind online drive targeting journalistsISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists has taken notice of a malicious campaign launched on social media against some top journalists of the country. The union’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) adopted a resolution at its meeting on Saturday, which urged the government to take action against those responsible for the “life-threatening campaign”. It called […]

PPF condemns the internet shutdown in Liberia

PPF condemns the internet shutdown in LiberiaPakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to George Weah, President of Liberia has expressed concern over the internet shutdown in Liberia following the protests in Monrovia on June 7, 2019. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter has condemned the internet disruption in Liberia and termed it an attack of freedom of […]

Local court dismisses case of cyber terrorism against Pakistani journalist due to lack of evidence

Local court dismisses case of cyber terrorism against Pakistani journalist due to lack of evidenceCiting lack of evidence, the Session Court in Karachi has dismissed the case of cyber terrorism against journalist Shahzeb Jilani who was charged defamatory remarks against security and law enforcement agencies of Pakistan. During the hearing on May 18, the court has declared that the First Information Report (FIR) against Jilani is non maintainable and […]

سوشل میڈیا کی وجہ سے صحافیوں کو درپیش خطرات

سوشل میڈیا کی وجہ سے صحافیوں کو درپیش خطراتدنیا بھر میں کل آزادی صحافت کا عالمی دن منایا جائے گا، اس میں کوئی شک نہیں کسی بھی ملک کی ترقی میں صحافت کا کردار انتہائی اہم ہوتا ہے یہی وجہ ہے کہ صحافت کو ریاست کا چوتھا ستون قرار دیا گیا ہے لیکن افسوس پاکستان سمیت دنیا بھر کے صحافیوں کے تحفظ کے […]