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Digital media should project softer image of Pakistan: state minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb on Wednesday stressed on the need for effective use of digital media to promote and project Pakistan’s image as soft, moderate and democratic country at the global level. The minister chairing a high-level meeting directed the departments of Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage to work in a more integrated and cohesive manner to make the best use of social media, which is one of the greatest technological advancement of the recent age.…

Discovery invests $100 million in digital media venture

NEW YORK: Discovery Communications, which owns networks like the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, on Thursday became the latest TV company to invest in digital content in an effort to reach mobile viewers. Discovery invested $100 million in a new holding company, Group Nine Media, that combines millennial-focused online publishers Thrillist, a food, drink and travel brand; video news creator NowThis and animal video site The Dodo with its own digital assets, the company said in a statement. Through the deal, Discovery…