• Friday 21st September 2018

Unpo Delegation To Washington Dc Discusses Human Rights Situation, Baloch Language Broadcasting, And The Geopolitics Behind The ‘balochistan Question’

The delegation also made further headway towards the establishment of Baloch language broadcasting with Voice of America, underlining in discussions with policymakers on the Hill the urgent need to counter state-sponsored media in both Iran in Pakistan which are dominated by religious sectarian narratives and are often violent in content.

 

UNPO Delegation to Washington DC Discusses Human Rights Situation, Baloch Language Broadcasting, and the Geopolitics Behind the ‘Balochistan Question’

 

Mr. Nasser Boladai, President of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and Spokesperson for the Balochistan’s Peoples Party, together with Mr. Marvin Kumetat, US Program Coordinator at UNPO, held a round of advocacy meetings in Washington DC to raise awareness of the human rights situation in the Iranian and Pakistani parts of Balochistan. The delegation also made further headway towards the establishment of Baloch language broadcasting with Voice of America. The delegation also partook in a roundtable discussion at the prestigious Hudson Institute, focusing on the geopolitics behind the conflict around Balochistan, and on ways to strengthen indigenous capacities in order to bring about change from within the country. Some of the points discussed during these meetings, Mr Boladai was also able to raise during a primetime live interview with the VOA Persian section.


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