Jon Pilger

John Pilger

“All Journalism should be investigative, from football to cookery”.

Born: 1939 Bondi, Sydney, Australia.

Education : Sydney High School.Four-year journalism cadetship scheme, Australian Consolidated Press.

Awards : He has won an Emmy and a BAFTA for his documentaries, and also numerous US and European awards, such as as the Royal Television Society’s Best Documentary. Youngest journalist to receive Britain’s highest award for journalism, Journalist of the Year and was the first to win it twice.

Career Summary
1958-62: Reporter, freelance writer, sports writer and sub-editor, Daily & Sunday Telegraph, Sydney
1962: Freelance correspondent, Italy
1962-63: Middle East desk, Reuter, London
1963-86: Reporter, sub-editor, feature writer and Chief Foreign Correspondent, Daily Mirror
1986-88: Editor-in-Chief and a founder, News on Sunday, London
1969-71: Reporter, World in Action, Granada Television
1974-present: Documentary film-maker, producer, director, reporter and author.

Accredited war correspondent in Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Bangladesh, Biafra and the Middle East.

Covered ›US upheavals following assassination of Martin Luther-King

›Cambodia in the aftermath of Pol Pot’s reign – led to fundraising campaign

›1994 Indonesian occupation of East Timor

In Britain, his four-year investigation on behalf of a group of children damaged at birth by the drug Thalidomide, and left out of the settlement with the drugs company, resulted in a special settlement.

“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

“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

›http://johnpilger.com/videos/the-war-you-dont-see

A powerful investigation into the media’s role in war, tracing the history of ’embedded’ and independent reporting.

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