Attempt to Silence the Media in Pakistan

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Unprecedented media suppression in Pakistan as journalist’s critical interview is silenced amid a government crackdown. Concerns rise over threats to free speech and expression. A disquieting thing happened yesterday. Three days back a Pakistani journalist Ali Hasnain Shah, who works as researcher/producer with Khabarhar Team of Aftab Iqbal, called me on whatsapp and said he wants to … Read more

UAE named social media capital of the world; India holds 19th rank

UAE named social media capital of the world; India holds 19th rank

[ad_1] Representative image (Photo: Unsplash) Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been named as the social media capital of the world, according to a new study by Proxyrack. The study analyzed the average number of social platforms and the percentage of the population using Facebook in each country to reveal the social media capitals of … Read more

Don’t promote use of electronic cigarettes, I&B Ministry tells media

Don’t promote use of electronic cigarettes, I&B Ministry tells media

[ad_1] Representative Image New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Tuesday highlighted the violation of provisions of promoting electronic cigarettes during a business summit here and asked the media to ensure that it does not happen again. In a notice to all media organisations, including print, electronic and digital, the Ministry said: … Read more

Trust the Media? Don’t Believe the Latest Poll

Trust the Media? Don’t Believe the Latest Poll

[ad_1] What’s lacking here is any assurance that those being surveyed are familiar enough to accurately rate the outlets they’ve been asked to judge. Almost nobody — not even press critics — keeps a close enough tab on 56 outlets, at least a dozen of which are paywalled or require a cable subscription, to render … Read more

An Animated Kashmir

An Animated Kashmir

[ad_1] Thousands of youth, adults and children are consuming tons of animations and the consumption is only going up. Muskan Fatima reports the trend and the factors pushing the new fad Two Kashmir animated characters – Meem Laaleh (L) and Kashir Shinchan (R). While the former has gone into oblivion, the latter is still in … Read more

EC asks Congress chief to clarify, rectify social media post on Karnataka’s sovereignty

EC asks Congress chief to clarify, rectify social media post on Karnataka’s sovereignty

[ad_1] New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday asked Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge to clarify and rectify the party’s social media post on Karnataka’s sovereignty remark attributed to Sonia Gandhi. The EC letter to Kharge came following a complaint by the Bharatiya Janata Party regarding a tweet which appeared on the official Twitter handle of … Read more

Maha minor detained for derogatory social media post on Shivaji Maharaj

Maha minor detained for derogatory social media post on Shivaji Maharaj

[ad_1] Thane: A minor was detained by the police in Maharashtra’s Thane district for allegedly posting derogatory remarks about warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on social media, an official said on Sunday. Based on a complaint, a case under sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, residence, … Read more

Kashmir’s English Press

Kashmir’s English Press

[ad_1] Successive rulers before and after 1947 have remained reluctant in encouraging English journalism in Jammu and Kashmir. Fighting odds, restrictions and outright denial of permissions, the English media always existed in the erstwhile state but never became the mainstay. It only started getting visible, popular and vibrant by the turn of the century, writes … Read more

Despite being jailed, Atiq murder accused active on social media

Despite being jailed, Atiq murder accused active on social media

[ad_1] Pratapgarh: Lovelesh Tiwari, one of the accused in the murders of gangster Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf, is active on the social media despite being lodged in the Pratapgarh jail. The Banda police are said to have taken serious cognisance of the contents posted on Tiwari’s social media accounts over the last two … Read more

1 held in UP for hurting religious sentiments by uploading video on social media: Police

1 held in UP for hurting religious sentiments by uploading video on social media: Police

[ad_1] Representarive image (Photo: Unsplash) Bareilly: Police in this Uttar Pradesh district arrested a village head on Monday for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by uploading an objectionable video on a social media platform, an official said. According to police, Mohammad Arif alias Guddu, the “pradhan” of Bhikampur village located within the Bhojipura police station limits, … Read more