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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407086415
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 704

Hidden Agendas




In his powerful new book, journalist and film maker John Pilger strips away the layers of deception, dissembling language and omission that prevent us from understanding how the world really works.
From the invisible corners of Tony Blair's New Britain to Burma, Vietnam,Australia,South Africa and the illusions of the 'media age', power he argues, has its own agenda. Unchallenged, it operates to protect its interest with a cynical disregard for people - shaping, and often devasting, millions of lives.
By unravelling the hidden histories of contemporary events, Pilger allows us to read between the lines. He also celebrates the eloquent defiance and courage of those who resist oppression and give us hope for the future. Tenaciosly researched and written with passion and wit, "Hidden Agendas" will change the way you see the world.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407086415
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 704

About the Author

John Pilger

John Pilger grew up in Sydney, Australia. He has been a war correspondent, author and film-maker. He has twice won British journalism's highest award, that of Journalist of the Year, for his work all over the world, notably in Cambodia and Vietnam. He has been International Reporter of the Year and winner of the United Nations Associated Peace Prize and Gold Medal. For his broadcasting, he has won France's Reporter Sans Frontières, an American television Academy Award, an Emmy, and the Richard Dimbleby Award, given by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. In 2003, he received the Sophie Prize for 'thirty years of exposing deception and improving human rights'.

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Praise for Hidden Agendas

“Pilger is the closest we have to the greatest correspondents of the 1930s... The truth in his hands is a weapon, to be picked up and brandished and used in the struggle against evil and injustice”

Guardian

“Pilger's strength is his gift for finding the image, the instant, that reveals all - he is a photographer using words instead of a camera”

Salmon Rushdie


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