Listen to the Robert Fisk lecture
|Date:||02 April 2007, 7:00pm to|
02 April 2007, 9:00pm
|Location:||Roberts Lecture Theatre, Sopwith Building, Penrhyn Road campus|
"As a war correspondent he is unrivaled" - Financial Times
"The most famous foreign correspondent in Britain" - New York Times
In delivering this year’s Lopategui Lecture, Robert Fisk spoke about his life and work as a journalist and writer of international conflict and international relations.
Robert Fisk’s work as a journalist and writer has centred on Northern Ireland and, for the last 30 years, the Middle East. He is probably the most prominent British and Western journalist to offer an independent and uncompromisingly critical stance on Middle East and global politics. His writing is distinguished from that of other journalists by his personal familiarity with the region and its peoples and his ability to speak Arabic. Fisk’s work is therefore both highly valuable in an age of corporate journalism as well as highly controversial.
Robert Fisk is the Middle East Correspondent for the Independent newspaper and has worked for the paper since 1989. He previously worked for the Times. He has been based in the Lebanon for 30 years. He is one of few western journalists to have interviewed Osama bin Laden, having done so three times. He is winner of the Amnesty International UK Press Award and has also won the British Press Awards’ International Journalist of the Year prize seven times.
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