Q&A Episode 15 - No catchy title, just a great panel
Thursday, 28 August
Another exciting episode of Q&A with author and journalist John Pilger on the program, he was joined by Minister for Small Business, Craig Emerson, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Sharman Stone, Political Editor for the Sydney Morning Herald, Peter Hartcher and Opinion Editor for The Australian, Rebecca Weisser.
John Pilger grew up in Sydney. He has been a war correspondent, author and filmmaker. He is one of only two to win British journalism’s highest award twice. He has been International reporter of the Year and winner of the United Nations Association Peace Prize and Gold Medal. For his broadcasting, he has won France’s Reporter Sans Frontieres and Academy Awards in both Britain and America. His first film, The Quiet Mutiny, made in 1970, revealed the rebellion within the US Army in Vietnam that led to its withdrawal. His 1979 documentary, Cambodia Year Zero revealed the horrors of the Pol Pot regime. He is the author of numerous best-selling books, including Heroes and A Secret Country, a history of Australia. His latest is Freedom Next Time. In 2003, he received the prestigious Sophie Prize for ‘thirty years of exposing deception and improving human rights’. In a British survey that asked people to name the fifty heroes of our time, Pilger came fourth, behind Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi.
“John Pilger unearths, with steely attention to facts, the filthy truth and tells it as it is” – Harold Pinter.