Robert Fisk

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Robert Fisk (12 July 1946 – 30 October 2020) an English-Irish writer and journalist. He was a Middle East correspondent from 1976 until his death for many medias. From 1989 until his death, he was a correspondent for The Independent.[1] Fisk was born in Maidstone, Kent.

Fisk studied at Lancaster University and at Trinity College Dublin.

He was a known Arabic speaker,[2] he was the few Western journalists to interview Osama bin Laden. He interviewed him three times between 1993 and 1997.[3][4]

Fisk died of a stroke on 30 October 2020 at a Dublin, Ireland hospital at the age of 74.[5]

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  1. "Robert Fisk". The Independent. Retrieved 2020-06-04.
  2. "Robert Fisk lecture (audio)". Fass.kingston.ac.uk. Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – Kingston University London. Archived from the original on 12 May 2013. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  3. Fisk, Robert. The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East. Fourth Estate. pp. 1–39. ISBN 1-84115-007-X.
  4. "Honoured War Reporter Sides With Victims of Conflict". New Zealand Press Association. 4 November 2005.
  5. "Veteran journalist and author Robert Fisk dies aged 74". Irish Times. Retrieved 1 November 2020.