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Column: A bad precedent

Dispatch Argus 17 Apr 2021
However, government apparently can decide for itself who comprises said press ... The idea that government officials can pick and choose which media outlets cover them should send a chill down the spine of anyone who desires a properly functioning government ... The government should not be allowed to decide who to cross off the media list.

Harvard did not praise UP govt’s migrant crisis management: Report

The Siasat Daily 17 Apr 2021
On April 7, several media houses published news reports, which were evidently based on a press release, that Harvard university had praised the Uttar Pradesh government’s handling of the migrant crisis that emerged due to the nationwide lockdown that was imposed last year during March-May.

Social media access restored in Pakistan after blockage to ‘maintain public order’

Dawn 17 Apr 2021
In a video message, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid apologised to the public for the hours-long blockage of the applications, saying the government will "try not to [restrict] social media in the future" ... The minister said due to the government's efforts, "the terrorists, agitators and those spreading unrest through social media have been defeated".

Sh Rashid apologises for temporarily suspending WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram

The News International 17 Apr 2021
Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid on Friday apologised for the government's move to shut down social media services temporarily across the country, saying it was done keeping in mind the masses' best interest ... Rashid said the government had defeated those spreading terrorism and ...

Exposing the long reach of social media manipulation

Irish Independent 17 Apr 2021
Governments’ power to regulate laws on free speech, human rights, individual privacy and online censorship is being eroded by corporate social media platforms setting that agenda, much of the time in secret, she writes ... backdoor collaborations between governments and social media platforms.

From cover-up to propaganda blitz: China's attempts to control the narrative on Xinjiang

The Citizens 17 Apr 2021
As scrutiny over Xinjiang increased, reports in state media about ... The following week, Shohrat Zakir, a high-ranking Xinjiang government official, told state media the Chinese government was fighting "terrorism and extremism" in its own way, and in accordance with UN resolutions.

Social media platforms shut briefly to pre-empt violence

Dawn 17 Apr 2021
Access to social media networks remained blocked for hours on Friday after the government imposed a blanket ban as part of its security plan to maintain law and order across the country and prevent violent protests in the wake of its decision to ban the Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) along with a clampdown on its activists.

Taming the real estate sharks

Dawn 17 Apr 2021
THE government has taken various initiatives to boost real estate activities in order to revive the economy as over 40 industries are attached with this sector ... No society should be allowed to market its land in print or social media without obtaining NOC from the government.

Media regulations essential for development – GIBA

Joy Online 17 Apr 2021
JoyNews/AdomNews · Media regulations, essential for development – GIBA ... On the other hand, the Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Sulemana Braimah has commended government for the public dialogue on the Broadcasting Bill expected to be passed into law should it be approved.

KGL contract will give us financial boost - NLA Management insists

Ghana Web 17 Apr 2021
It said the media considered the cost of operating the online system, payment of winning tickets as well as commitment to the Government and payment of fees to the Telecommunication Companies such as MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo. The statement urged the media to seek credible information from NLA and avoid misleading information.

Police chief warns of "fake news" over media coverages on National Security Education Day

Hong Kong Standard 17 Apr 2021
Commissioner of Police Chris Tang Ping-keung and senior minister condemned local media outlets, which he did not name, for comparing children handling weapons at official events promoting the national security law to one of the most controversial episodes of the 2019 anti-government protests.

Media Commission and Future of Media Commission stay on parallel paths

The Irish Times 17 Apr 2021
To recap, the Future of Media Commission is an independent panel established by the Coalition under the Programme for Government to explore questions of public service media funding – how it should be split, how it should be collected and perhaps what terms and conditions should be attached to the money.

Dozens of fighters killed in battles near Yemeni city of Marib

Arab News 17 Apr 2021
Dozens of rebel fighters and government forces have been killed as fighting continued to rage near Yemen’s central city of Marib, local authorities and media reported on Friday ... On social media, many government supporters also announced the death of friends during armed encounters with the Houthis in Marib.

Myanmar frees thousands of prisoners but many dissidents excluded

Al Jazeera 17 Apr 2021
Pro-democracy activists called for the cancellation of the festivities this year and instead for people to focus on a campaign to restore democracy after the military’s overthrow of the elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi ... A spokesman for the military government did not answer calls seeking comment.

Why Xinjiang is central to US cold war on China

Asiatimes 17 Apr 2021
The March 2019 event featured Adrian Zenz, a German researcher and a senior fellow in China studies at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, an organization founded in 1993 by the US government to promote anti-communist views ... The US government and its media outlets tried to challenge this remarkable achievement.