Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and Its Triumphs

Vintage, 2005

Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and Its Triumphs
Over the past few decades, 'investigative journalism' has come to mean the kind of brave reporting that exposes injustice, wrongdoing and, above all, the abuse of power. John Pilger has selected articles, broadcasts and book extracts that have cut through the facade of official silence to reveal important and disturbing truths.

The collection features many of the critical events, scandals and struggles of the past fifty years, from the scenes witnessed at the liberation of the death camp at Dachau in 1945, to the bloodshed caused by the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Pilger sets each piece of reporting in its context, often offering personal insights into the writer, and introduces the collection with a passionate essay arguing that the kind of journalism he celebrates here is being subverted by the very forces that ought to be its enemy.

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