Bismillah. John Pilger’s books, such as “Hidden Agendas,” and his documentaries such as “The War on Democracy” and several about the Palestinian struggle, are excellent. His latest film is on UK television tonight:
”The War You Don’t See” – Tuesday 14 December 2010, ITV1, 10.35pm-12.25am. John Pilger investigates the media’s role in war, tracing the history of ’embedded’
and independent reporting from the carnage of the First World War through to the destruction of Hiroshima, the invasion of Vietnam and the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. As the nature of war has changed, who is the real enemy today? Is it the people at home watching TV? And is the journalist’s job to
normalise the unthinkable? The film contains shocking, never-before-seen footage from Iraq and Afghanistan and revealing interviews with former BBC reporter Rageh Omaar, former CBS anchor Dan Rather and Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks.Subtitled.
Watch a trailer here: