Tell Me No Lies: Investigative Journalism and Its Triumphs (Paperback)
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Short Description for Tell Me No Lies A selection of articles, broadcasts, and books extracts that revealed important and disturbing truths, ranging from across many of the critical events, scandals, and struggles. This book bears witness to epic injustices committed against the peoples of Vietnam, Cambodia, East Timor, and Palestine.
- Published: 22 November 2005
- Format: Paperback 672 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099437451 ISBN 10: 0099437457
- Sales rank: 50,517
Full description for Tell Me No Lies
Tell Me No Lies is a celebration of the very best investigative journalism, and includes writing by some of the greatest practitioners of the craft: Seymour Hersh on the My Lai massacre; Paul Foot on the Lockerbie cover-up; Wilfred Burchett, the first Westerner to enter Hiroshima following the atomic bombing; Israeli journalist Amira Hass, reporting from the Gaza Strip in the 1990s; Gunter Wallraff, the great German undercover reporter; Jessica Mitford on 'The American Way of Death'; Martha Gelhorn on the liberation of the death camp at Dachau. The book - a selection of articles, broadcasts and books extracts that revealed important and disturbing truths - ranges from across many of the critical events, scandals and struggles of the past fifty years. Along the way it bears witness to epic injustices committed against the peoples of Vietnam, Cambodia, East Timor and Palestine. John Pilger sets each piece of reporting in its context 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. Taken as a whole, the book tells an extraordinary 'secret history' of the modern era. It is also a call to arms to journalists everywhere - before it is too late.