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COMMENT: Truth invites me — Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

The CPJ report said that deadly, unpunished violence against the press rose sharply in Pakistan and Mexico, continuing a dark, years-long trend in both nations

Mir Muhammad Ali TalpurThree weeks ago I received a mailed letter, which seemed odd as most communication these days takes place via the internet, the easiest though not the safest since Edward Snowden exposed the scope and depth of surveillance that the US National Security Agency (NSA) carries out. Mailed letters are not very private either. Muhammad Ali Khalid, Founder, Chairman of the Karachi-based South Asian Journalists Protection Committee (SAJPC) wrote it. We had met last year at the wedding of the son of journalist Zaheer Ahmed, editor Tahreer aur Tasweer, Hyderabad. This was our first meeting but he had known my father late Mir Ali Ahmed Talpur well and read some of my articles. During the conversation he had disclosed that his son-in-law. Muhammad Faisal Jan, had been killed because he (Mr Khalid) frequently raised the issue of the establishment-perpetrated atrocities in Balochistan. He had also said that he was under threat because he raised voice about the atrocities and injustices in Balochistan and Sindh and had formed the SAJPC to protect the rights and lives of journalists. Mr Khalid is a poet too and Khalid his nom de plume.
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BLF condemns threats to BBC journalist

 

Baloch Liberation Front respects freedom of speech, Journalists are free to report whatever they want: Spokesman

Occupied Balochistan: Bahram Baloch, BLF spokesman, has denied threatening BBC Urdu Service Quetta correspondent Ayub Tareen and said his group, in clear words, condemns these threats.

Talking to BBC Urdu Service, Bahram Baloch said throughout the past 10 years of struggle career, BLF has never threatened nor harmed any journalists. The group respects freedom of speech and condemns any kinds of threats to journalists on the line of duty, he said.

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Pakistani military forces killed another Baloch journalist in custody

Occupied Balochistan,QUETTA:The bullet-riddled dead body of a Baloch journalist was recovered from Quetta on Friday, police said.Family members said Rehmatullah Shaeen, a correspondent of anti-government Daily Tawar newspaper in Bolan District, had abducted by Pakistani military forces almost a month ago when he was traveling from his native town to Quetta.
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Death of local reporter in Pakistan must be fully investigated

New York, January 11, 2011: The Committee to Protect Journalists joins with our colleagues in Pakistan in calling for a full investigation into the killing of Ilyas Nizzar, who was found dead in Pidarak, in the volatile Baluchistan province, in Pakistan’s southwest, on January 5. Nizzar, a general assignment reporter with the Baluch-language magazine Darwanth, had been missing and assumed abducted since December 28. According to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, Nizzar’s body was found on a dirt road near the small town of Pidrak, about 90 miles (140 kilometers) west of Karachi on Wednesday.
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UK Baloch activists staged a protest demonstration against human rights violations in Balochistan

London: A large number of Baloch and their friends have gathered at 10 Dawning Street, London to protest against continuation of Human Rights abuses in Baluchistan by Pakistan and Iran. The protesters demanded of the British government to stop supporting Pakistan as the country was committing atrocities in Balochistan and carrying out the genocide of Baloch Nation.

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Baloch missing persons: ’72 bullet-riddled bodies found in six months’

QUETTA: Seventy-two bullet-riddled bodies of young men have been found in Balochistan in the past six months, according to Voice for Baloch Missing Persons (VFBMP).

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No space for Baloch Nation then! No room for State Media in Balochistan: Banok Karima Baloch

Occupied Balochistan: The Central Vice chairman of Baloch Student Organization (Azaad) Banok Karima Baloch recently gave a statement in which she said that those TV Channels and Newspaper where there is no space for Baloch nation than it should be noted that there will be no space for these TV channels and Newspapers in Balochistan either.
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OPINION: Late journalist’s keep tries to disrupt Balochistan meeting

by Ahmar Mustikhan

KARACHI – The keep of a late sports journalist tried to disrupt a conference on Baloch missing persons at the Karachi Press Club.

Nargis Khanum, who was a concubine of late sports journalist Ali Kabir, could not tolerate the truth being told about Balochistan’s forced occupation by Pakistan.

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PFUJ demands safety of Khuzdar journalists

It was further reported that the “Baloch Musallah Difah Tanzeem” (BDMT) is also hurling threats to journalists and pressuring them to keep away them from giving coverage of all those events related to, or organized by, nationalist parties and groups.”

By Khalid Amin

ISLAMABAD—The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) has expressed concern over the constant threats to Khuzdar Press Club by a militant group incensed by coverage given to nationalist parties and groups in Balochistan and demanded of the Federal Government as well Chief Minister, Balochistan, to ensure safety of working journalists of Khuzdar and across Balochistan.

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Letter from Balochistan

Zaffar Baloch’s reply to Anthony of HRCP regarding Sharee Qamber open letter

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