Lalarukh Hussain died of brain hemorrhage on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in Los Angeles. She was “Lali” for those close to her. No one who met her can forget the eversmiling fresh face of hers.
She joined the left-wing National Students Federation in the late 1960s and participated in the movement against Gen. Ayub Khan’s military dictatorship. She was a high quality journalist and worked for several newspapers and magazines of Pakistan. In her journalistic career she became editor of a couple of magazines. She earned her degree in journalism from the University of Karachi in 1972.
She was active member of Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) and PFUJ. During the military dictatorship of Gen. Ziaul Haq in 1978 she was in the forefront of the historic movement of journalists for press freedom spearheaded by PFUJ. She joined the hunger strike. She, in a brave manner, courted arrest with her one year old child.
She participated in the struggle of factory workers, teachers and women for their rights. Her life will always inspire those who fight against dictatorship and tyranny for the peoples’ rights, justice and democracy.
A worth reading article that exposes how media mixes falsehood with reality to realize its hidden agenda.
About John Pilger:
John Richard Pilger (born 9 October 1939) is an Australian journalist and documentary
maker, based in London. He has twice won Britain’s Journalist of the Year Award, and his documentaries have received academy awards in Britain and the US. Noam Chomsky said of Pilger: “John Pilger’s work has been a beacon of light in often dark times. The realities he has brought to light have been a revelation, over and over again, and his courage and insight a constant inspiration.”
In Breaking the Silence: The Television Reporting of John Pilger, his appraisal of the journalist’s documentaries, Anthony Hayward wrote, “For more than a generation, he has been an ever stronger voice for those without a voice and a thorn in the side of authority, the Establishment. His work, particularly his television documentaries, has also made him rare in being a journalist who is universally known, a champion of those for whom he fights and the scourge of politicians and others whose actions he exposes.” (Wikipeadia)
A very popular Documentary, ‘The War On Democracy‘ by John Pilger. Also available on www.youtube.com in parts.
Link to Documentary : The War On Democracy