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Jonathan Rugman

Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Jonathan Rugman's beat includes foreign policy, terrorism and international development.
Jonathan Rugman's beat includes foreign policy, terrorism and international development.

Jonathan Rugman is Foreign Affairs Correspondent at Channel 4 News. He has reported from the revolutions and uprisings in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Bahrain and has covered stories as diverse as Somalia's famine, the eurozone crisis and the Haiti earthquake. He was previously the programme's Washington correspondent and Business Correspondent and his reporting from North America, the UK, Asia and Africa has won several awards. Jonathan joined Channel 4 News in 1999. He is the author of "Ataturk's Children: Turkey and the Kurds" and previously worked as Turkey correspondent for the BBC and The Guardian.

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video 04 December 2014 World, Afghanistan

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Britain to back Afghanistan 'every step of the way' - video

"We'll be with you every step of the way", David Cameron's tells the Afghan president Ashraf Ghani in London today, as the two leaders attended a special conference on the future of Afghanistan.

post 26 November 2014
Save The Children richer than ever thanks to the policies of Tony Blair

As they protest the decision of their US colleagues to give a legacy award to Tony Blair, are the UK staff of Save The Children guilty of biting the hand that feeds them?

post 21 November 2014
Ukraine one year on: prepare for a cold diplomatic winter

It's overstating things to say Russia and the west have entered a new cold war. But one year after the Ukraine crisis began, the situation is still deeply depressing.

post 14 November 2014
Why the government believes we need new jihadi terror laws

It is a mark of how worried British security officials are that the coalition government is intent on pushing through new anti-terror laws.

post 11 November 2014
Could Alan Turing have worked for our modern security services?

This week sees the opening of a film about codebreaker Alan Turing's work at Bletchley Park. Would there be room for him in today's MI6? Former spy chief John Scarlett thinks so.

video 07 November 2014 Culture

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Breaking the code again - 70 years after Enigma

Ahead of the premiere of The Imitation Game, the story of codebreaker Alan Turing, former MI6 chief Sir John Scarlett compares modern code-breaking with the challenges of the Enigma machine.

video 21 October 2014 World, Russia

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Is Russia's Valeriya a Kremlin cheerleader? - video

For Russian pop star Valeriya, tonight's London concert is a dream come true. But critics want to ban her because she supports Vladimir Putin's anti-gay legislation and his annexation of Crimea.

post 02 October 2014
First film from ground level of RAF strike in Iraq

We don't know if there were civilian casualties: the peshmerga said they feared the jihadists had forced women to accompany them as human shields.

post 30 September 2014
British strikes on Islamic State group begin: the view from Iraq

As RAF Tornados carry out their first strikes against Islamic State militants, I report on what this means on the ground from Dohuk, northern Iraq.

post 25 September 2014
Syrian town appeals for help

The controversy over bombing inside Syria has left one town appealing for foreign help. Kurdish militia defending Kobane say they need coordinated air strikes to stop the IS advance.

video 24 September 2014 World, Syria

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Turkey: caught in the horns of a Kurdish dilemma

Turkey is struggling to deal not only with thousands of Kurdish refugees fleeing Islamic State militants in Syria, but also re-energised ambitions among Turkish Kurds for their own independent state.

video 23 September 2014 World, Syria

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Syrian refugees continue to cross into Turkey - video

The United Nations Refugee Agency says almost 140,000 people - mainly Kurds - have crossed the border from Syria into Turkey since Friday.

post 18 September 2014
Does new IS video offer some sort of grim good news?

The latest Islamic State film, of Briton John Cantlie, does not show his last moments. Is this a major change in the jihadist group's tactics?

post 05 September 2014
Putting a Muslim face on a new coalition of the willing

The emphasis at the Nato summit has been on forming a new Iraqi government and putting a Muslim, regional face on any "coalition of the willing".

post 03 September 2014
IS top of agenda at Nato summit

It began as an offshoot of Al-Qaeda barely 18 months ago. Now Islamic State are more successful than Al-Qaeda ever were, with over 10,000 men under their command - and a self -declared caliphate in wh

post 02 September 2014
Chilling message of the latest IS murder video

The timing of the release of the latest Islamic State video, showing Steven Sotloff's murder, suggests the lives of other western hostages could be at risk.

video 17 August 2014 World, Iraq

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Looking back at life in Iraq after IS captures Mosul - video

In June, C4 News spoke to Christians forced into hiding after IS militants captured the city of Mosul in Iraq. They told refugees they should "trust" them , and promised not to hurt them.

video 16 August 2014 World, Iraq

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Iraq: IS 'killed over 350 men' in Yazidi massacre - video

In an exclusive interview, Yazidi leader Mirza Dinnayi claims Islamic State jihadists killed more than 350 men - far more than the 80 previously reported - and abducted 1,000 women and children.

post 15 August 2014
Iraq crisis: talking to the Yazidi refugees

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect fleeing violence in Iraq take refuge in camps across Dohuk. Channel 4 News has been on the ground speaking to the refugees.