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John Pilger (born October 9, 1939), is a left wing Australian journalist from Sydney.

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Life and Career

Pilger's career in journalism began in 1958, and he has developed his reputation through both his reporting and the various books and documentary films that he has written or produced. On the right he has been subjected to ridicule and scorn, with the late Auberon Waugh in Britain coining the verb 'to pilger'. He is best known in Britain for his investigative documentaries, particularly those on Cambodia and East Timor. He has acted as a war correspondent during conflicts in Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Bangladesh and Biafra. He has a son Sam (born in 1973) and a daughter Zoe (born in 1984).

1958 - 62 Reporter, freelance writer, sports writer and sub-editor - Daily & Sunday Telegraph, Sydney 1962 Freelance correspondent - Italy 1962 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 - 81 Reporter/Producer, Associated Television 1981 - Documentary film-maker, Central and Carlton Television

Works

Publications

Pilger has written for the following publications:

He has also written for various French, Italian, Scandinavian, Canadian and Japanese newspapers and periodicals, among others, and has contributed to the BBC's news service.

Selected documentaries

Books

  • The Last Day (1975)
  • Aftermath: The Stuggles of Cambodia and Vietnam (1981)
  • The Outsiders (1984)
  • Heroes (1986)
  • A Secret Country (1989)
  • Distant Voices (1992 and 1994)
  • Hidden Agendas (1998)
  • The New Rulers of the World (2002)
  • Tell Me No Lies (2004)

Play

  • The Last Day (1983)

Awards

Awards include:

Quotes

  • I know when Bush is lying. His lips move."[1] (http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article5276.htm)

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