The World Has Lost John Pilger (9 Oct 1939 – 30 Dec 2023) RIP

OBITUARIES, 1 Jan 2024

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John Pilger in his film, Palestine Is Still the Issue (johnpilger.com)

One of the greatest journalists and filmmakers of any generation has died at age 84, his family announced on Sunday 31 Dec.

John Pilger, whose books, films and articles informed generations of people eager to cut through official narratives and propaganda on the Palestinian question; U.S. wars executed in Vietnam, Iraq and elsewhere; the one it plans for China; the state of public medicine in Britain; the treatment of aborigines in his native Australia and a host of other critical public issues, has died in London at 84.

Pilger, a recipient of numerous awards, including winning British journalist of the year twice, was a member of Consortium News‘ board of directors and in October was awarded with CN‘s Gary Webb Freedom of the Press Award.

Tributes have already begun to pour in.

Consortium News will be publishing an assessment of John’s life and work.

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John Pilger has won an Emmy and a BAFTA for his documentaries, which have also won numerous US and European awards. His articles appeared worldwide in newspapers such as The Guardian, The Independent, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Mail & Guardian (South Africa), Aftonbladet (Sweden), Il Manifesto (Italy). He wrote a regular column for the New Statesman, London. In 2003, he was awarded the prestigious Sophie Prize for ’30 years of exposing injustice and promoting human rights.’ In 2009 he was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize. His earlier film is The War You Don’t See (2010). His new film, The Coming War on China, is available in the U.S. from www.bullfrogfilms.com

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