NEW YORK: The number of journalists killed in the line of duty rose sharply in 2012, as the war in Syria (28), a record number of shootings in Somalia (12), continued violence in Pakistan (7), and a worrying increase in Brazilian (4) murders contributed to a 42 percent increase in deaths from the previous year. Internet journalists were hit harder than ever, while the proportion of freelancers was again higher than the historical average, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its yearly analysis.
Daily Archives: December 21, 2012
Karachi: The Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VBMP) took out a massive protest rally in Karachi on Wednesday 19 December 2012 on completion of their 1000 Days form peaceful protest against human rights violations in Balochistan.
Thousands of people joined the rally to pay tributes to enforced-disappeared Baloch and those who have been killed in custody by Pakistani forces. The rally set off from Arts Council Karachi and marched to the Press Club where a big demonstration was held. The participants of the rally had come from different areas of Karachi to express their support and solidarity with families of enforced-disappeared Baloch activists.
Occupied Balochistan: The central spokesperson of Baloch Student Organisation (Azad) said on Wednesday that Abdul Qadeer has written a history with his continuous and enduring struggle for the release of Baloch missing persons.
The statement further said that Zakir Majeed, Dr Din Mohammad and thousands of other abducted Baloch are languishing in Pakistani torture cells for their struggle for independence. But the zealous struggle of Mama Qadeer, Banok Farzana and thousands of other Baloch women and children has given impetus to the struggle of detained Baloch activists. The persistent struggle of these enthusiastic Baloch has brought a new life in the Baloch freedom struggle.