Last updated on: 9/22/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

John Pilger Biography

Title:
Australian journalist and documentary filmmaker
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The solution is clear: two countries, Israel and Palestine, neither dominating nor menacing the other. Is that impossible or is history to witness the consequences of yet another silence?”

“Palestine Is Still the Issue,” www.johnpilger.com, Sep. 16, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Documentary film-maker, Central Television and Carlton Television, England, 1981-present
  • Winner of the Royal Television Society Best Documentary Award for Stealing a Nation, 2004
  • Ethnic Multicultural Media Academy (EMMA) Media Personality of the Year, 2003
  • The Sophie Prize for Human Rights, Norway, 2003
  • American Television Academy Award (EMMY), 1991
  • Reporter/Producer, ATV, England, 1974-1981
  • Awarded the United Nations Media Peace Prize, 1980
  • Reporter, World in Action, Granada Television, 1969-1971
  • Editor-in-Chief and a founder, News on Sunday, London, 1986-1988
  • Reporter, sub-editor, feature writer and Chief Foreign Correspondent – Daily Mirror, 1963-1986
  • Middle East desk, Reuters, London, 1962-1963
Education:
  • Four-year journalism cadetship scheme, Australian Consolidated Press
  • High School Diploma, Sydney High School
Other:

Select Documentaries:

  • The War on Democracy, 2006
  • Stealing a Nation, 2004
  • Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror, 2003
  • Palestine Is Still the Issue, 2002
  • Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq, 2000