John Pilger





John Pilger


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in Sydney, Australia
October 09, 1939

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John Richard Pilger is an Australian journalist and documentary maker. He has twice won Britain's Journalist of the Year Award, and his documentaries have received academy awards in Britain and the US. Based in London, he is known for his polemical campaigning style: "Secretive power loathes journalists who do their job, who push back screens, peer behind façades, lift rocks. Opprobrium from on high is their badge of honour."

Pilger has received human rights and journalism awards, as well as honorary doctorates. He has twice been named Britain's Journalist of the Year.


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Following the news that Sweden has dropped its case against Julian Assange, John Pilger draws together his investigations into the pursuit and persecution of the founder of WikiLeaks.

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Average rating: 4.18 · 3,201 ratings · 202 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
The New Rulers of the World

4.09 avg rating — 783 ratings — published 2002 — 12 editions
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Freedom Next Time: Resistin...

4.24 avg rating — 537 ratings — published 2006 — 9 editions
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Tell Me No Lies: Investigat...

4.33 avg rating — 466 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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Hidden Agendas

4.20 avg rating — 433 ratings — published 1998 — 5 editions
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A Secret Country: The Hidde...

4.10 avg rating — 346 ratings — published 1980 — 8 editions
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Heroes

4.26 avg rating — 255 ratings — published 1986 — 10 editions
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Distant Voices

4.18 avg rating — 189 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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Reporting the World, John P...

4.30 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2001
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The Last Day

3.14 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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Det vi inte fick veta

2.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2001
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“The major western democracies are moving towards corporatism. Democracy has become a business plan, with a bottom line for every human activity, every dream, every decency, every hope. The main parliamentary parties are now devoted to the same economic policies — socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor — and the same foreign policy of servility to endless war. This is not democracy. It is to politics what McDonalds is to food.”
John Pilger

“It is not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agendas of the message and the myths that surround it.”
John Pilger, Hidden Agendas

“We are beckoned to see the world through a one-way mirror, as if we are threatened and innocent and the rest of humanity is threatening, or wretched, or expendable. Our memory is struggling to rescue the truth that human rights were not handed down as privileges from a parliament, or a boardroom, or an institution, but that peace is only possible with justice and with information that gives us the power to act justly.”
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