Daily Archives: August 22, 2009

Boots, guns, tanks now come to Daily Balochistan Express/ Azadi

azadi-newspaperBy Malik Siraj Akbar

“I told the forces deployed outside my office that I was a journalist not a “terrorist”,” recalls Rashid Baloch [name changed], a reporter affiliated with Quetta-based daily Balochistan Express. Rashid, 25, was on his way for the morning shift at the newspaper office located a few hundred meters away from the office of Daily Asaap which was forced to shut down by the Frontier Corps (FC), a federal paramilitary force, earlier this week.
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Baloch nation condemns vindictiveness against a Baloch journalist

Although upsetting, but not surprising to know that a negative campaign has been launched by some ISI paid Pakistani journalists and some other “ultra-nationalist Punjabi chauvinists” against a prominent Baloch journalist Mr. Malik Siraj Akbar for revealing the truth about Baloch issue in international media.

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Daily Asaap closed for good. WHY?

All national and international press clubs and organizations that work for the rights of journalists and believe in freedom of speech are requested to take immediate notice of Daily Asaap’s closure.
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پاکستان سے مفاہمت کی گنجائش نہیں جان چھڑانی ہوگی:‌ نواب خیر بخش مری

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Nawab Marri

Interview on Samaa TV

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FC besieges 2 newspapers’ offices in Quetta

By Malik Siraj Akbar

QUETTA: After forcing an anti-government newspaper in Quetta to close down earlier this week, the Frontier Corps (FC) on Friday besieged the offices of two more newspapers.

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