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
23 June 2003
America's two "great victories" since 11 September 2001 are unravelling. In Afghanistan, the regime of Hamid Karzai has...
Human Rights
26 May 2003
In recent weeks, a number of apparently unrelated news reports have, in sum, told a truth that is never reported....
International Politics
12 May 2003
On 29 August 1979, the afternoon monsoon in Phnom Penh was so powerful that it roared like a broken river through the...
Culture
28 April 2003
On 8 April, newspapers around the world carried a despatch from a Reuters correspondent, "embedded" with the US army,...
International Politics
14 April 2003
A BBC television producer, moments before he was wounded by an American fighter aircraft that killed 18 people with "...
International Politics
17 March 2003
How have we got to this point, where two western governments take us into an illegal and immoral war against a stricken...
Culture
03 March 2003
Having failed to fabricate a link between Iraq and al-Qaeda, and prove that Iraq has a secret armoury of banned weapons...
World Affairs
17 February 2003
In "Dulce et decorum est", his classic poem from the First World War, Wilfred Owen described young soldiers, doomed to...
International Politics
03 February 2003
The Palestinian writer Ghada Karmi has described "a deep and unconscious racism [that] imbues every aspect of western...
International Politics
20 January 2003
Strange days in Australia. "Paranoia in the lucky country", say the headlines in Sydney, "Terror threat grips a nation...
Politics
16 December 2002
The threat posed by US terrorism to the security of nations and individuals was outlined in prophetic detail in a...
UK Politics
02 December 2002
During a debate on the coverage of the miners' strike at the Edinburgh Television Festival, the BBC's industrial editor...
International Politics
04 November 2002
Graham Greene once described a "subterranean world, where the hopes and dreams of the mass of the people reside,...
Politics
21 October 2002
The Australian prime minister, John Howard, says the atrocity on the island of Bali is "proof" that "the war against...
International Politics
07 October 2002
Edward Said once asked who, if not the writer, will "defeat the imposed silence and normalised quiet of power". Ghada...

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