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2003 John Pilger

John Pilger, one of the world’s most outstanding and courageous journalists has over the last 30 years contributed to uncovering the lies and propaganda of the powerful, especially as they relate to wars, conflict of interests and economic exploitation of people and natural resources. John Pilger is a strong defender of human rights and stresses that these rights are for all. His documentaries, articles and books have provoked debate on the hidden agendas of power. He has through his integrity, thoroughness and courage, strengthened democracy and human dignity. He has managed to engage the public – morally and politically – for the protection of the powerless.

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Speech by the head of the Jury and the Board Elin Enge

Oslo Sophie Prize Ceremony June 12, 2003

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Speech by Prize winner John Pilger

Oslo Sophie Prize Ceremony June 12, 2003

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