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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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post 25 February 2015
Paris attacks one month on: Jewish families facing difficult choices

Jews fear France is papering over the cracks - that the remarkable show of togetherness witnessed in Paris after the January terror attacks is fading away.

video 06 February 2015 World, Iraq

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Now free: Yazidi women enslaved and raped by IS

Enslaved, beaten, raped, and sold - a group of Yazidi women kept as sex slaves by Islamic State militants escape to tell Channel 4 News their story.

post 05 February 2015
'We were asking them to kill us' - torment goes on for Yazidi women enslaved by IS

Women from Iraq's Yazidi minority show remarkable bravery in talking to to Channel 4 News about their ordeal at the hands of the Islamic State group.

video 25 January 2015 World, Germany

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Thousands turn out for anti-Islam rally in Dresden - video

Thousands of protesters turn out in the German city of Dresden in support of the right-wing Pegida movement, demonstrating against what they describe as "the Islamisation of the West".

video 12 January 2015 World, France

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Paris siege hero: police thought I was a terrorist - video

Lassan Bathily, the shop assistant at the Paris kosher supermarket where gunman Amedy Coulibaly killed 4 hostages, tells Jonathan Rugman and Cleopatra Mukula Kryceve about the siege.

article 10 January 2015 World, France
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Tearful factory boss: the moment I left colleague inside

Michel Catalano, the owner of the printing factory besieged by the two Paris gunmen, tells Channel 4 News that he thought his life was going to end.

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?