John Pilger, renowned investigative journalist and documentary film-maker, is one of only two to have twice won British journalism's top award; his documentaries have won academy awards in both the UK and the US. In a New Statesman survey of the 50 heroes of our time, Pilger came fourth behind Aung San Suu Kyi and Nelson Mandela. "John Pilger," wrote Harold Pinter, "unearths, with steely attention facts, the filthy truth. I salute him."

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31 January 2013
A full-scale invasion of Africa is under way. The United States is deploying troops in 35 African countries, beginning...
World Affairs
17 January 2013
The BBC takes the top prize.
06 December 2012
An exquisite display of irony.
Middle East
22 November 2012
In Peter Watkins’s remarkable BBC film The War Game, which foresaw the aftermath of an attack on London with a...
World Affairs
07 November 2012
Doctor and humanitarian jailed.
25 October 2012
The Australian parliament building reeks of floor polish. The wooden floors shine so virtuously they reflect the...
04 October 2012
The story of an Australian hero.
World Affairs
20 September 2012
A global order upheld by force.
06 September 2012
What is the world’s most powerful and violent “ism”?
International Politics
22 August 2012
The British government’s threat to invade the Ecuadorean embassy in London and seize Julian Assange is of...
International Politics
08 August 2012
Australian sport's racially biased past.
18 July 2012
This is a story of two letters and two Britains. The first letter was written by Sebastian Coe, the former athlete...
20 June 2012
Arriving in a village in southern Vietnam, I caught sight of two children who bore witness to the longest war of the...
30 May 2012
Oh, what a lovely game.
16 May 2012
In the week Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he ordered bombing attacks on Yemen, killing a...