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SUNDAY SCREENING: John Pilger’s ‘Media and War: Challenging the Consensus’

This week’s documentary film curated by the editorial team at 21WIRE.

This week, instead of a documentary film we are going to share with you an interview segment by one of the most important documentary filmmakers whose works spans over two generations. The clip addresses an important issue raise by award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger about ‘Media and War: Challenging the Consensus’. In this segment, Pilger shows real world examples of how the BBC and others make internal decisions and how this results in the manufacturing of public opinion – and ultimately public consent, particularly on the issue of war and ‘humanitarian interventions.’

The following segment is from the ‘Media and War’ Conference held at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, 17 November 2012. Watch:

Run time: 12 min
Recorded in 2012




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