Seumas Milne

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Full name: Seumas Milne

Area of interest: Politics, Middle East, eastern Europe, languages (French, Russian, Arabic, Italian), history, music and economics

Journals/Organisation: The Guardian

Email: s.milne@guardian.co.uk

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Website: http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/seumasmilne

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

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Education: Balliol College, Oxford: Politics, Philosophy and Economics; Birkbeck College, London: Economics

Career: Straight Left newspaper: Business Manager, 1979; The Economist: staff journalist, 1981/1984; The Guardian: general reporter 1984/1990, labour correspondent (Europe) 1990/1995, labour editor 1995, reporting from the Middle East, eastern Europe, Russia and Latin America, comment editor 2001/2007

Current position/role: columnist and associate editor

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Other activities: The Guardian, FoC 1987/1991; NUJ: National Executive Council 1989/2000

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Video: Regular radio and TV interviews, panels since 1980’s

  • Consultant: Channel 4 Dispatches, 1991
  • Co-made Dispatches with Ray Fitzwalter and Observer Films, 1994

Controversy/Criticism: Andrew Anthony: Wishful thinking and evasion Comment is free, 20th December 2007

Awards/Honours: George Orwell Prize for journalism (shortlisted), 1995; London Press, Scoop of the Year, 1999; What the Papers Say, Scoop of the Year, 1999

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Other: Youngest son of Alasdair Milne, the former Director General of the BBC

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Remit/Info: domestic and international politics, economics

Section: Comment

Role: columnist and associate editor

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Email: s.milne@guardian.co.uk

Website: Guardian.co / Seumas Milne

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Day published: Thursday

Regularity: Weekly

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  • Wikipedia bio
  • Hack watch: The security services and Whitehall have long kept dossiers on certain journalists but, characteristically, New Labour has widened the focus - as an internal cabinet memo obtained by the Guardian shows - Seumas Milne, Kevin Maguire, The Guardian, 22nd January 2001
  • Does he mean me? Alastair Campbell's diaries, published yesterday, are littered with casually abusive asides about the people he met. So what do Piers Morgan, Ann Widdecombe and his other victims think about their walk-on roles in his 794-page book? Oliver Burkeman reports - The Guardian, 10th July 2007