Pepe Escobar

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Pepe Escobar (born 1954) is a Brazilian journalist works as an often appears as a commentator on Russia's RT and Iran's Press TV. He writes regularly for Russia's Sputnik News, and previously wrote many opinion pieces for Al Jazeera.[1]

Escobar has focused on Central Asia, Russia the Middle East, and Iran since the late 1990s.[2]

Escobar has reported extensively from Afghanistan.[citation needed] In August 2000, Escobar and two other journalists were arrested by the Taliban, and accused of photographing a soccer match.[3]


  1. ^ Al Jazeera bio and articles of Pepe Escobar
  2. ^ Sharma, Dinesh and Gielen, Uwe, "About the Contributors", The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century, Routledge 2013
  3. ^ Dartnell, Michael York, Insurgency Online: Web Activism and Global Conflict, University of Toronto Press, 2006, p. 56

External links[edit]

  • Manning, D. & Cotton, M. 2007, 'Embedded with Power: An interview with Pepe Escobar' (part 1, part 2), Mediabite, no date.