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Jon Snow

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Jon Snow has been the face of Channel 4 News since 1989.

Jon Snow joined ITN in 1976 and became Washington Correspondent in 1984. Since then, he has travelled the world to cover the news – from the fall of the Berlin Wall and the release of Nelson Mandela, to Barack Obama's inauguration and the earthquake in Haiti.

His many awards include the Richard Dimbleby Bafta award for Best Factual Contribution to Television (2005), and Royal Television Society awards for Journalist of the Year (2006) and Presenter of the Year (2009).

As well as presenting the programme, Jon writes Snowblog - a unique take on the day's events - and Snowmail - a preview of the evening programme's main stories.

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video 16 September 2014 UK, Scotland

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#indyref: 'we've had two yes tattoos' - video

Jon Snow spends the day in Shettleston, in Glasgow's working class east end, to speak to a community split over the Scottish independence referendum decision.

video 15 September 2014 UK, Scotland

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Salmond: 'I haven't created divisions in Scotland' - video

Alex Salmond accuses newspapers of trying to drag the Queen into the Scottish independence debate, and, as a betting man, gives his odds on his campaign winning.

post 15 September 2014
Scots referendum: how democratic is the process?

A simple majority in this referendum will decide whether Britain breaks up or not - and our legislature will have had no say whatever in what could be a major constitutional change.

post 12 September 2014
Ian Paisley, one bride, and four political enemies

It was the mid-1970s. In my taxi, alongside Ian Paisley, I'd got a clean sweep of some of Northern Ireland's most hostile political rivals.

post 11 September 2014
Our obligation to the memory of the victims of 9/11

Have we learned from 9/11? From my own experience reporting sporadically across the region for over three decades, my fear is that we have not.

post 07 September 2014
Iran begins to emerge from three decades of isolation

Iran's Chief Negotiator Abbas Araghchi tells me that there is a genuine negotiating bond of respect with the United States, but the negotiations are hard.

post 03 September 2014
Islamic State turning old enemies into new allies

Amid the rise of and widespread exhibition of the vile inhumanity of the Islamic State, has been the tender opening of dialogue between two vast regional enemies - Iran and Saudi Arabia.

video 27 August 2014 UK

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'Just grubby little men letting us down' - video

What do the people of Rotherham make of the way the council dealt with child abuse? And what impact will the revelations have on the community?

video 27 August 2014 UK

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Rotherham authorities 'put community cohesion before rape'

Rochdale's Labour MP Simon Danczuk and journalist and blogger Sunny Hundal debate who is to blame for the Rotherham child abuse scandal - and how far the ethnicity of the abusers is a factor.

video 26 August 2014 World, Iraq

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James Foley's parents: 'He was a light in the dark' - video

Exclusive: John and Diane Foley, parents of murdered US journalist James, say they had hoped to negotiate his release with his Islamic State captors - but the decision had "already been made".

post 26 August 2014
My grandfather the WWI general: a hero, not a donkey

My grandfather was a heroic figure who understood his own shortcomings, but was candid too about the terrible failures of those directing the war from Whitehall.

video 21 August 2014 World

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Is the UK the main supplier of western-raised jihadists?

Islamist activist Bilal Abdul Kareem tells Channel 4 News that it's not true that Britain is now the biggest exporter of jihadis to Iraq and Syria. "However, the threat of Isis is real," he says.

video 21 August 2014 UK, Iraq

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Are the US and Syria now on the same side? - video

Dr Bouthaina Shaaban, adviser to Syrian Presidency tells Channel 4 News that western reactions to Isis "are coming too little too late." "The whole world should be against Isis," she says.

post 04 August 2014
From Mons to Gaza, war is a catastrophic waste

My grandfather, a WWI officer, led the retreat from Mons in 1914. 100 years on, my work as a journalist has left me with a vivid picture of the grave suffering that war brings.

video 31 July 2014 UK

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Welcome to 'Britain's Sistine Chapel' - video

Jon Snow visits the Sandham Memorial Chapel, which houses Stanley Spencer's iconic depictions of life on the frontline in WWI - along with Spencer's two daughters.

article 30 July 2014 World, South Africa
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Hugh Masekela: trumpeter, composer, activist - video

South African artist Hugh Masekela, at 75, in both person and performance he continues to cast his spell on a musical journey, which came of age during the long struggle to end apartheid.

video 30 July 2014 World, Israel

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Hamas: 'Israel started this conflict in 1948' - video

Jon Snow talks to Hamas' foreign affairs spokesman Osama Hamdan and asks him why his fighters do not stop their rocket attacks on Israel in order to prevent further civilian deaths in Gaza.

video 29 July 2014 World, Israel

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Hamas 'uses civilians as human weapons' - video

Israel has made "superhuman efforts" to minimise suffering in the Gaza Strip, says the former Israeli ambassador to the US, while Hamas is "a vicious, medieval, racist, genocidal organisation".

video 29 July 2014 UK, Russia

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Boris: 'The tennis match is not imminent' - video

Quizzed about his charity tennis match with the wife of a former Putin minister, Boris Johnson tells Channel 4 News: "I'll play tennis any time - but it doesn't seem to be imminent."