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Journalist and author Robert Fisk dies aged 74

Veteran foreign correspondent and author Robert Fisk has died after suffering a suspected stroke at his Dublin home.

Fisk was one of the most highly regarded and controversial British foreign correspondents of the modern era and was described by the New York Times in 2005 as “probably the most famous foreign correspondent in Britain”.

A Middle East correspondent intermittently since 1976 for various media, since 1989 Fisk was a correspondent for The Independent, based in Beirut. Fisk received many British and international journalism awards, including the Press Awards Foreign Reporter of the Year seven times.

An Arabic speaker, he was among the few Western journalists to interview Osama bin Laden, which he did three times between 1993 and 1997.Osama bin Laden once dreamt English journalist Robert Fisk was riding on a horse and converting to Islam. 

Fisk was described by The New York Times as “probably the most famous foreign correspondent in Britain”.

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