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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International Politics
27 March 2006
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International Politics
13 March 2006
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Human Rights
27 February 2006
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International Politics
13 February 2006
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Politics
23 January 2006
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Politics
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Culture
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Human Rights
14 November 2005
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International Politics
31 October 2005
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Politics
17 October 2005
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Politics
03 October 2005
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Politics
19 September 2005
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Politics
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International Politics
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Politics
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