John Pilger is a world-renowned investigative journalist, author and documentary filmmaker, who began his career in his homeland, Australia, before moving to London in the 1960s. He has been a foreign correspondent and writes for The New Statesman and the U.K. Guardian. He has twice won Britain’s Journalist of the Year Award and his films have earned academy awards in both the U.S. and U.K.
Harold Pinter said of Pilger: “John Pilger is fearless. He unearths, with steely attention to facts, the filthy truth, and tells it as it is…I salute him.”
His publications include A Secret Country, Hidden Agendas, and The New Rulers of the World. Pilger’s latest book, Freedom Next Time includes chapters on Afghanistan, Palestine, South Africa and India, all countries where people either have glimpsed freedom or have reached a critical stage in their struggle.
Described by the author as “a guide to the unprecedented threat in our midst and those who resist it on all our behalf,” it offers us personal testimonies of those who are challenging power. This array of interviews with the voiceless and abused provides an indispensable corrective to the litany of disinformation we are fed by the media, “and for this achievement,” Mark Curtis writes, “Pilger is surely the most outstanding journalist in the world today.”