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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 23 July 2014 World, The Netherlands

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MH17 crash victims: bodies arrive in Netherlands - video

Pro-Russian rebels are said to have shot down two more Ukrainian fighter jets near where Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was brought down, as the first bodies of Flight MH17 were flown to Eindhoven.

video 21 July 2014 World, Ukraine

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'My heart is broken' MH17 mother's tears - video

Silene Fredriksz-Hoogzand, whose son died in in the MH17 crash, says when she closes her eyes she sees her son lying on the ground. "He has to come home," she adds.

video 20 July 2014 UK, Malaysia

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MH17 reaction: 'What can you do? Start a war?' - video

Jonathan Rugman reports from the town of Hilversum, which lost three families. People there were angry, but also very cautious as to how to respond four days after the disaster.

post 20 July 2014
A study in courage - mourning Pim de Kuijer

Jonathan Rugman went to meet the family of Pim de Kuijer, a 32-year-old Dutch man who lost his life when flight MH17 was shot down in eastern Ukraine.

video 19 July 2014 World, Ukraine

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Netherlands: mourning loved ones lost in MH17 crash - video

Jonathan Rugman meets the family of 32-year-old Pim de Kuijer, an Aids campaigner who also worked as an election observer in Ukraine: who died in the very country where he'd campaigned for freedom

video 18 July 2014 World

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Netherlands: a nation numbed by grief - video

The Netherlands lost at least 173 Dutch nationals when flight MH17 crashed into a field in Ukraine. But how are the Dutch dealing with their grief and controlling their anger following the disaster?

video 17 July 2014 World, Israel

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'Israel has violated the laws of war' - video

David Mepham, UK director at Human Rights Watch, tells Channel 4 News Israel has "violated the laws of war" in its Gaza campaign which has left dozens of children dead.

post 15 July 2014
When a cicada tried to get into my boxer shorts on live TV

Sky News's Adam Boulton swallowed a fly during a live broadcast today. It reminded me of an incident 10 years ago, in the US, when a cicada edged towards my underwear as I spoke on camera.

video 11 July 2014 World, Israel

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Why an Israel-Palestinian ceasefire is possible - video

As the conflict escalates in full view of the world, Channel 4 News Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman says the story you cannot see is more important than the story you can.

post 03 July 2014
Yemen's top bombmaker: the world's most dangerous man?

Ibrahim Hassan Al-Asiri can lay claim to being the most world's most dangerous man. And he has been linked to bomb fears which have seen the US step up airport security.

post 01 July 2014
The time has come for a Kurdish state

With Baghdad battling Isis militants, will Iraqi Kurds finally achieve the goal of an independent Kurdish state?

video 15 June 2014 UK, Iraq

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'The Iraq we knew has come to an end' - video

Qubad Talabani, the son of President Talabani of Iraq tells C4 News the recent insurgency is "an inability of the federal government of Iraq to truly be a government for all the people of Iraq."

post 13 June 2014
Questions for Obama as extremists head for Baghdad

Iraq was not Barack Obama's war. But a US president with a track record of resistance to military excursions in Muslim lands cannot dodge the judgement calls he now has to make.

post 12 June 2014
What future for Iraq in the age of non-intervention?

It has been 23 years since my first visit to Iraqi Kurdistan and I have never quite got over the beauty of the place, the warmth of the people, or the memory of what humanitarian intervention achieved

video 04 June 2014 UK, China

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Angry scenes as activists mark 25th Tiananmen anniversary

On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, an activist who saw the horrific events unfold in 1989, speaks to Channel 4 News from China, where he is under house arrest.

post 03 June 2014
Syria's voters hark back to the good old, bad old days

Writing about Syria's election gives it a legitimacy it does not deserve. But the Syrians who vote are mourning the loss of the regime they once knew.

article 22 May 2014 World
Undercover in Europe's last dictatorship
Undercover in Europe's last dictatorship

Belarus border guards order me out of the country, but our resourceful Channel 4 News cameraman slips past them for a much-needed glimpse of Europe's most repressive regime.

post 03 April 2014
Missing plane MH370, Tennyson, and facing jail in Malaysia

Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia's opposition leader, is sipping tea in a London hotel and quoting Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem, The Charge of the Light Brigade, at me.

post 22 March 2014
MH370: hand-written note, breaking news & new sighting

The third week of the hunt for flight 370 begins with another sighting of what may or may not turn out to be wreckage.