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Patrick Cockburn

Irish journalist

1950 or 1951   -  

country of citizenship: Republic of Ireland
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Glenalmond College
occupation: war correspondent, journalist
award received: James Cameron Memorial Trust Award, Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism, Foreign Reporter of the Year

Patrick Oliver Cockburn ( KOH-burn; born 5 March 1950) is a journalist who has been a Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times since 1979 and, from 1990, The Independent. He has also worked as a correspondent in Moscow and Washington and is a frequent contributor to the London Review of Books. He has written three books on Iraq's recent history. He won the Martha Gellhorn Prize in 2005, the James Cameron Prize in 2006, the Orwell Prize for Journalism in 2009, Foreign Commentator of the Year (Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards 2013), Foreign Affairs Journalist of the Year (British Journalism Awards 2014), Foreign Reporter of the Year (The Press Awards For 2014).
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