Ian Birrell

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Full name: Ian Birrell (not to be confused with Ian Burrell, also of The Independent)

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Journals/Organisation: The Independent | Evening Standard | The Guardian

Email: http://www.ianbirrell.com/contact-me

Personal website: http://www.ianbirrell.com

Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/ian-birrell | Evening Standard

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Networks: https://twitter.com/#!/ianbirrell

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About: Former deputy editor of The Independent, speechwriter for David Cameron during the 2010 election campaign - "Contributing editor of The Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday, while writing columns regularly in several other papers"[1]

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Broadcast media: 'Frequent broadcaster on television and radio, including Newsnight, Channel 4 News, Dateline London, Today, PM, 5Live and The World Tonight.'[2]

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Controversy/Criticism: Rwandan leader launches Twitter tirade against British journalist - Paul Kagame, the Rwandan leader and an avid tweeter, launched into a furious tirade on the social networking site after a British journalist labelled him "despotic and deluded" - Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2011

Awards/Honours: 'Winner of London Press Club’s prestigious Edgar Wallace Award (2014) for fine writing and reporting. Shortlisted as Columnist of the Year (2009), Political Journalist (2013) and Foreign Correspondent (2013) and highly commended as Foreign Correspondent (2011) and Feature Writer (2013) in the British Press Awards.'[3]

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