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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06 August 2009
These are extraordinary times. Flag-wrapped coffins of 18-year-old soldiers killed in a failed, illegal and...
23 July 2009
Murdoch's assault on journalism
25 June 2009
Travel and tragedy
11 June 2009
At 7.30 in the morning on 3 June, a seven-month-old baby died in the intensive care unit of the European Gaza...
28 May 2009
The theft of public money by members of parliament, including government ministers, has given Britons a rare glimpse...
Human Rights
14 May 2009
Plight of the Tamils
Food and Drink
16 April 2009
My parents grew up in the mining town of Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales. The main street had...
02 April 2009
These are extraordinary times. With the United States and Britain on the verge of bankruptcy and committing to an...
UK Politics
05 March 2009
Freedom is being lost in Britain. The land of Magna Carta is now the land of secret gagging orders, secret...
19 February 2009
When I returned from the war in Vietnam, I wrote a film script as an antidote to the myth that the war had been an...
05 February 2009
Growing up in an Antipodean society proud of its rich variety of expletives, I never heard the word bollocks. It...
World Affairs
22 January 2009
On 13 January, George W Bush presented presidential “medals of freedom”, said to be America’s...
Human Rights
08 January 2009
Israel's wars.