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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 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.

post 14 August 2014
How many Yazidi refugees are still stranded on Mount Sinjar?

The Sinjar mountain range is over 45 miles long. Are the Americans saying that the refugees are not spread out any more but have been moved into a concentrated area where they can be counted?

video 13 August 2014 World, Iraq

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Iraq crisis: Yazidi refugees keen to leave for good - video

In northern Iraq, the UN estimates that some 30,000 Yazidi refugees are on the move - driven from their homes and villages by the Islamic State fighters. And many of them want to flee Iraq for good.

post 12 August 2014
Iraq: piles of aid lie idle as Yazidis starve and crews battle militants

So far today I have only seen one Iraqi helicopter take off; the others were deployed on bombing missions against IS jihadists. Instead of being loaded with water, they were armed with rockets.

post 12 August 2014
Helicopter carrying aid to Yazidis crashes in Iraq

The pilot told me before he took off that he was worried he had too many passengers on board.

video 11 August 2014 World, Iraq

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Desperate Yazidi refugees plucked from Mt Sinjar - video

Watch the dramatic scenes as a military helicopter rescues Yazidis fleeing Islamic State forces in northern Iraq. Report by Jonathan Rugman, filming by Philippa Collins.

post 11 August 2014
'Refugees mobbed our helicopter' - with the Yazidis on Mt Sinjar, Iraq

One man was punched back and I found myself dragging dehydrated children to the back of the aid helicopter for safety.

post 10 August 2014
Is Iraq on the verge of another refugee crisis? Or worse?

The US faces more tough choices to prevent a repeat of the 1991 humanitarian disaster in Iraq.

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?