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26th October 2010, 12:32pm
John Pilger to talk on 'the hidden war' at Lincoln event
John Pilger World renowned journalist, author and film-maker John Pilger is to make an appearance at the University of Lincoln next Monday (1 November) for a free event open to the public.

"The war you don't see" will see Australian-born Pilger in conversation with Professor Richard Keeble looking back over an international career spanning more than 50 years.

During that time he has witnessed and reported first-hand on the Vietnam War, Robert Kennedy's assassination and Pol Pot's reign in Cambodia and won numerous awards and admiration (Harold Pinter once wrote "John Pilger unearths, with steely attention to facts, the filthy truth and tells it as it is").

The veteran war correspondent formally launched the Lincoln School of Journalism in November 2004 and in September 2008 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the University. His archive is to reside with the Lincoln School of Journalism and much of it will be placed online for the public to access.

Monday's event has been organised by the School of Journalism and Professor Keeble said: "We are privileged to welcome John Pilger back to the University for what promises to be a fascinating evening.

"John has a long and impressive track record of exposing human rights abuses and has had a front-row seat at some of the world's most historic moments.

"We are delighted to extend to members of the public the opportunity to hear him talk about his extraordinary experiences and to ask him questions."

John Pilger is one of a number of media luminaries to visit Lincoln for a prestigious series of lectures and debates entitled "Journalists Speak Out On Journalism".

Angela Rippon, Head of Channel 4 News Dorothy Byrne and acclaimed war correspondent Alan Little have already appeared in the series this term and other speakers over the next few weeks include American radical Michael Albert, Director of BBC North Peter Salmon and investigative reporter Tessa Mayes (8 November).

"John Pilger: The war you don't see" begins at 6.15pm in the EMMTEC building on the University's Brayford campus. All are welcome and there is no need to book.

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