‘Amplifying Others: A Very John Pilger Thing To Do’: Working With Australia’s Most Renowned Journalist


ABC Brisbane presenter David Iliffe spoke to New Matilda editor Chris Graham earlier this week about the recent passing of legendary Australian journalist and documentary maker John Pilger.

John, born and bred in Bondi, Sydney, passed away in London on December 30. He was aged 84.

Chris worked as John’s Associate Producer on his 2013 film Utopia, which explored the decades-long failures of successive Governments to deal fairly with Australia’s Indigenous population.

Below, David and Chris discuss what it was like to work with one of the world’s best known journalists.

Launched in 2004, New Matilda is one of Australia's oldest online independent publications. It's focus is on investigative journalism and analysis, with occasional smart arsery thrown in for reasons of sanity. New Matilda is owned and edited by Walkley Award and Human Rights Award winning journalist Chris Graham.