Ian Black

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Full name: Ian Black

Area of interest: Foreign affairs (esp. Middle East, Israel, the Lockerbie case; Security and intelligence

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian

Email: ian.black@guardian.co.uk

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Website: Guardian.co / Ian Black

Blog: Comment is free...

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Education: Cambridge University: MA History; London School of Economics: PhD Politics

Career: Freelance, in Jerusalem: 1978/1980; The Guardian, sub editor, 1980/1981; home news reporter, 1981/1984; Middle East correspondent, 1984/1993; Israel correspondent, 1988/1993; diplomatic editor: 1993/2000; European editor, in Brussels, 2000/2000

Current position/role: Middle East Editor

  • also writes/has written for:

The Sunday Times, The Observer, New Statesman, Prospect, Irish Times, the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, Middle East International

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Video: Regular commentator on international and diplomatic affairs for the BBC World Service radio and television, BBC Arabic Service, BBC Radio 4, NBC, CBC, NPR, etc

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Awards/Honours: Guardian Middle East editor wins peace through media award, 2010 International Media Awards

  • British Press Awards: International Reporter of the Year (Commended), 1988
  • Laurence Stern Fellowship Award, 1983

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  • Israel's secret wars : a history of Israel's intelligence services OCLC 22542367, 1991

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Column name: *no column - Comment is free... blog, on the Middle East reports, and occasional comment pieces*

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Role: Middle East editor

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Email: ian.black@guardian.co.uk

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Website: Guardian.co / Ian Black

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