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The Six Degrees of…Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk is in the UAE this week to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. A much-beloved figure in the Middle East, Fisk is connected to many influential Arab personalities. Kipp even linked him to a local airline carrier’s first Emirati female pilot. Here’s how

April 28, 2012 10:09 by

Robert Fisk

The famous British journalist Robert Fisk has been invited to the UAE by the Youth Committee of the Council of the Armenian Community of Dubai and the Northern Emirates, to commemorate the 97th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.

Robert Fisk has won more British and international journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent, and has been voted “the International Journalist of the Year” seven times to date.

He is the Middle East correspondent for The Independent, and has been based out of Beirut for over 30 years. Many of his colleagues have accused him of reporting fabricated stories, but Fisk has always denied the accusations.

Fisk has interviewed many historic personalities, including Osama Bin Laden. He was one of the few Western journalists to interview the Al-Qaeda leader, and he even admitted that Bin Laden tried to convert him to Islam.

 

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