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Michael Binyon

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Name  Michael Binyon
Role  Journalist

Books  Life in Russia
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Occupation  Leader writer for The Times

Education  University of Cambridge

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Michael Roger Binyon is an English journalist and eminent foreign correspondent, known for serving as The Times's Moscow Correspondent as well as reporting from Berlin, Washington and all over the Middle East. He is currently a leader writer for The Times and occasional arts and books critic.


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After Leighton Park School, Binyon went up to read his degree at Magdalene College, Cambridge in 1963, where he was a direct contemporary of BBC foreign correspondent John Simpson, both reading English. Binyon later switched to Arabic, graduating in 1967.


After teaching English in Minsk for a year, he began his career at the BBC Arabic Service and the Times Educational Supplement. He reported from Moscow in the 70s, and went on to cover the fall of the Berlin Wall and numerous Middle East conflicts. Other positions he has held at The Times include: diplomatic editor, Washington bureau chief and Brussels correspondent, where his opposite number at The Telegraph was one Boris Johnson.

Awards & Honours

  • Binyon was awarded the OBE in 2000 for services to international journalism.
  • His reporting from Moscow garnered two British Press Awards in 1979 and 1980.
  • From 2008 to 2009, he was master of the British Leathersellers' Company.
  • References

    Michael Binyon Wikipedia

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