Friday, August 10, 2012

Pakistan mainstream media silent on Balochistan issue: VBMP

The protest of the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, an Organisation striving for the safe release of abducted Baloch, has reached to its 864th on Tuesday. A delegation of Balochistan civil society and lawyer’s community visited the protest camp, outside Quetta Press Club, to express their solidarity with families of abducted and extra-judicially killed Baloch activists. The delegation has assured the protesters that they will support them at these hard times and stand with them in solidarity. They said the Journalists Community in Pakistan has not had their right to this day. According to a recent report of Bytes for All, an Organisation striving for online press freedom, Journalists, students, lawyers and political activists from Balochistan were being illegally abducted and extra-judicially killed and that atrocities against them were on the rise. There is a total media blackout on such atrocities in Pakistan. Recently Baloch freedom seeking Organisation had boycotted Urdu channels stating that the Pakistani media was completely silent on Balochistan issue, the report added.

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