Interview with Robert Fisk
Uploaded: 20 Jun, 2006
Recording Date: 6 Jun, 2006
Recording Location: Ottawa
Topical for: 1 Year
Copyright: for non-profit use only
Program Title: Interview with Robert Fisk
Description: Edwidge Valerey interviewed Robert Fisk for GroundWire: Community Radio News while he was in Ottawa as part of a cross-Canada tour organized by the Human Rights Media Institute to speak about his most recent book, "The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East".
Robert Fisk, internationally recognized journalist for the Independent of London, peaks on his new book. Described by the New York Times as "probably the most famous foreign correspondent in Britain", Fisk has over thirty years of experience in international reporting, dating from 1970s Belfast and Portugal's 1974 Carnation Revolution, the 1975-1990 Lebanese Civil War, and encompassing the 1979 Iranian revolution, the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, 1991 Persian Gulf War, 2002 Invasion of Afghanistan and 2003 Invasion and subsequent Occupation of Iraq.
Fisk has received Amnesty International UK Press Awards in 1998 for his reports from Algeria and again in 2000 for his articles on NATO air campaign against Yugoslavia in 1999. He received the British Press Awards' International Journalist of the Year seven times, and twice won its "Reporter of the Year" award. In addition to his reporting, he has authored several books including "Pity the Nation: Lebanon at War", "In Time of War: Ireland, Ulster and the Price of Neutrality", and most recently "The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East".
Host(s): Edwidge Valerey
Featured Speakers/Guests: Robert Fisk
Credits: Edwidge Valerey interviewed Robert Fisk; thanks to Kent from CKUW for editing the interview