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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (1949-) is a journalist and author, known for left-leaning political stance. She contributes a weekly column to The Independent, and has also written for the Daily Mail. Her journalism has gathered several prestigious awards, and was awarded an MBE for services to British journalism in 2001, which she returned in 2003 in protest over the war in Iraq. She has often been criticised for being overly politically correct, and often her views have caused offence, both to causes and people she supports and confronts.
Rosie Boycott (1951-) is a British journalist, former newspaper editor, and feminist. Before her career in journalism, she co-founded the feminist magazine Spare Rib, before becoming co-director of Virago Press, a publisher focusing on women’s writing. In 1996 she became editor of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday, running one its most famous campaigns for the legalization of cannabis in the UK. Outside of journalism, she has regularly featured on BBC programming.
Jonathan Fenby (1942-) is a journalist, editor and author, who served as a chief correspondent for The Economist before becoming home editor of The Independent at its beginning in 1986, a post he held until 1988. Since his editorship, he has continued to contribute frequently, specialising China, which he has covered for over 20 years. He also has a longstanding coverage of Europe, having covered the region for The Economist, The Times, and Reuters, and continues to lecture, write, and broadcast.
Robert Fisk (1946-) is a journalist who has covered the Middle East for over thirty years. After joining The Times in 1972, he initially covered the troubles in Northern Ireland, before becoming Middle East correspondent in 1988. His coverage from Lebanon during this time was risky, and he has been praised for his ability to get difficult interviews with figures such as Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. After a story was altered, he left to join The Independent in 1988, where he covered a range of conflicts.
Howard Jacobson (1942-) is a novelist and broadcaster. After failing to make the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize twice, he became the first author to win the prize for a comic work in 2010. Alongside fiction, he regularly writes for The Independent. The Independent have also published extracts of his novels, and he has both fronted historical documentaries and appeared on various arts and culture programmes for the BBC and other major British television channels.
Hamish McRae (1943-) is associate editor of The Independent and financial journalist, and winner of the Business and Finance Journalist of the Year award from the British Press Association in 2006. He is known as an expert on emerging markets and the rise of Asian economies; and as futurist, being a thought leader on the impact of new technologies in society. Alongside his role at The Independent, he is acclaimed author and regular speaker at events, and regular appears on programming for the BBC.
William Rees-Mogg (1928-2012) was a journalist and newspaper editor, who began his journalistic career at the Financial Times in 1952 where he remained until 1960. He joined the Sunday Times, working up to deputy editor, before becoming editor of The Times in 1967. After the sale of Times Newspapers Ltd., he was replaced by Harold Evans. He contributed a comment column to The Independent from its beginning in 1986 until 1992, before returning as a columnist to The Times until his death.
Andreas Whittam-Smith (1937-) was one of the founders of The Independent, and the newspaper’s first editor. He is known primarily as a financial journalist, and had previously worked as editor of The Daily Telegraph. He left his role as editor of The Independent in 1993, but has continued to make regular contributions across a diverse range of subjects beyond finance and economics. Between 1998 and 2002 he also served as a president of the British Board of Film Classification.
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