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Kashmir Media Desk

Introduction

Kashmir, the oldest conflict on the UN register, remains the core issue between Pakistan and India as Kashmiris struggle to fight the murderous Indian occupation. Every day, the Indian occupation in Kashmir, also known as the world's largest open air prison, produces spine-chilling stories of gore and death. More than a million Indian forces - army and paramilitary - kill, maim and blind Kashmiris with ruthless impunity as the third generation of Kashmiris continues to defy the Indian occupation with its wherewithal of brutality and arrogance.

The Unified Media Club is alive to the mounting sufferings of Kashmiris living under one of the most murderous regimes of the world. We are continuously working to promote the Kashmir cause in its socio-political context alongside its strategic implications for Pakistan and the region. In the similar vein, we are providing an efficient platform for Kashmiris to articulate and highlight their stories of sufferings and hope, adversity and resilience.

 

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Murtaza Shibli
Murtaza Shibli
Murtaza Shibli is a British Kashmir journalist, author and a communication expert, currently living between Srinagar, Lahore/Islamabad and London. He has worked in Asia, Africa and Europe in various roles including the Head of Communications for UNDP in South Sudan and Press officer for the UN head in Pakistan.
Murtaza has received an MA in Mass Communications and Journalism from the University of Kashmir, Srinagar and MSc. in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He has also received training from the University of Compultense, Madrid; University of Westminster, London; and the University of Poona, India. He has taught media to the graduate level students and led or participated in scores of international conferences and workshops across the world.
Murtaza writes a weekly column for The News and Jang (Urdu) - leading newspapers in Pakistan. Previously, he has written for The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New Internationalist, Spectator and Eastern Eye (all based in the UK); Counterpunch (US); The National (UAE) and dozens of Indian and Kashmiri newspapers. Murtaza writes poetry in Urdu and his mother tongue Koshur as well as occasionally in English and Farsi. He is a former Chevening scholar and received an Ambassador of Peace Award from the Universal Peace Foundation, London. He is also a gold medallist - for his first position in the faculty of social sciences for his Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism.
Murtaza's book - 7/7: Muslim Perspectives - captures the mood of the British Muslims on the fifth anniversary of the London Bombings received rave reviews across the UK and EU.
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