Robert Fisk

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Robert Fisk (born 12 July 1946) is an English writer and journalist from Maidstone, Kent.

Middle East correspondent of the The Independent, he has primarily been based in Beirut for more than 30 years.[1] He has published a number of books and has reported from the United States's attack on Afghanistan and the same country's 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Fisk holds more British and International Journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent.[2]



The New York Times once described Robert Fisk as "probably the most famous foreign correspondent in Britain."[3] He reported the Northern Ireland troubles in the 1970s, the Portuguese Revolution in 1974, the Lebanese Civil War, the Iranian revolution in 1979, the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the Iran–Iraq War, the Gulf War and the invasion of Iraq in 2003. A vernacular Arabic speaker, he is one of few Western journalists to have interviewed Osama bin Laden, and did so three times between 1994 and 1997.[4][5] His awards include being voted International Journalist of the Year seven times.

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