John Pilger: On CN’s Rare ‘Dynamism’ & ‘High Standards’

John Pilger, the great journalist, author and filmmaker, tweeted that he has “rarely known anything approaching the dynamism and high standards” of Consortium News, with its “real news and authentic ethics” and he urged the public to support its work. 

Pilger speaking about Julian Assange in Martin Place, Sydney in 2019. (Cathy Vogan/Consortium News)

Pilger, who is a member of CN‘s board, began his career as a reporter in 1958 in his native Sydney, Australia before moving to London where he joined the staff of the Daily Mirror. In the 1960s he became a foreign correspondent, covering the Middle East and then the Vietnam War.

“Still in his twenties, he became the youngest journalist to receive Britain’s highest award for journalism, Journalist of the Year and was the first to win it twice. Moving to the United States, he reported the upheavals there in the late 1960s and 1970s. He marched with America’s poor from Alabama to Washington, following the assassination of Martin Luther King. He was in the same room when Robert Kennedy, the presidential candidate, was assassinated in June 1968,” says his official biography. 

Pilger’s 1970 documentary, Vietnam: The Quiet Mutiny has been followed by more than 50 other films. This week Pilger tweeted:

John Pilger had this to say about Consortium News at its 25th anniversary celebration in 2020:

So please help us maintain the dynamism and high standards that one of history’s greatest journalists has praised us for. 

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1 comment for “John Pilger: On CN’s Rare ‘Dynamism’ & ‘High Standards’

  1. Carolyn L Zaremba
    September 8, 2023 at 01:04

    Always loved John Pilger and Robert Fisk. Thank you for this tribute to Consortium News.

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