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Matt Frei

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Matt Frei is Europe Editor and Presenter at Channel 4 News

Prior to his appointment this month as Europe Editor for Channel 4 News, Matt was the Washington Correspondent for two years and led the coverage of the Americas on everything from business and culture to US foreign policy and its view of the world. He is also part of the presenting team across Channel 4's news and current affairs portfolio, including the award-winning Dispatches programme. Matt previously anchored the BBC World News America bulletin and was also Washington Correspondent. He presented a weekly radio show called Americana, and in two decades at the corporation reported from Bonn, Rome, Bosnia, Kosovo, North Africa, Hong Kong and Singapore.((

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post 09 April 2014
Facing the harsh economic truth: Spain's brain drain

We may be seeing the green shoots of recovery come into full bloom - but parts of Europe still languish.

video 05 March 2014 World, Ukraine

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Pravy Sektor: far-right in new Ukraine government - video

Europe Editor Matt Frei went to meet the leader of Ukraine's Pravy Sektor, one of the far-right groups who have taken power in Ukraine's interim government.

post 04 March 2014
Looking for answers in the fog of Ukraine's crisis

A thick fog has descended on Kiev and its politics, as Ukraine waits to see what Vladimir Putin will do next.

video 03 March 2014 World

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Ukraine and Russia on brink of war: the story so far - video

A revolution in Ukraine sparks the threat of war with Russia. So how did we get here? Reporting from Kiev, Channel 4 News tells the story so far.

video 25 February 2014 World, Ukraine

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Ukraine tries to build a government - video

Attempts are underway in post-revolution Kiev to put together a new government. Our Europe Editor Matt Frei has the latest.

video 25 February 2014 World, Ukraine

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Horse-trading for Ukraine's new government - video

Speaking from inside the Rada, Ukraine's parliament building, Matt Frei explains the horse-trading between rival parties as they vie for prominence in the country's new government.

video 24 February 2014 World, Ukraine

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Ukraine uprising explained: what happens next? - video

Channel 4 News Europe Editor Matt Frei, in Kiev, explains the roots of the revolution in Ukraine - and looks at what happens next.

post 24 February 2014
Flowers for the martyrs: Ukraine's Independence Square transformed

The centre of Kiev has been turned into a shrine for the martyrs of the revolution, and Maidan looks and smells like a flower show on the barricades.

post 22 February 2014
Plump pigs and a private zoo: a very revolutionary day out

President Yanukovych flees Kiev allowing protesters to take over and leaving his presidential compound - complete with private zoo - open to the people.

video 21 February 2014 World, Ukraine

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Ukraine deal: 'Thanks, but no thanks' say protesters - video

Inside Kiev's Independence Square, the message from Maidan protesters is that history and momentum is on their side, and that a government deal to end the bloodshed is not enough.

post 21 February 2014
Is this the day Ukraine's crisis ends?

A compromise has been reached between Ukraine's government, opposition leaders and EU politicians - but that is a far cry from a deal being accepted by the protesters in Kiev's Independence Square.

article 20 February 2014 World, Ukraine
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Ukraine bloodshed: protesters shot dead in Kiev

There is a dramatic escalation of the violence between protesters and riot police in Kiev, as the use of live ammunition leaves many dead and injured.

post 07 February 2014
Why Putin could not care less about bad publicity over Sochi

The Sochi Games are a vanity project for the country's leader - and Vladimir Putin, convinced this is Russia's return to the world stage, is unconcerned by the outrage over his anti-gay policies.

video 29 January 2014 UK

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Trade union link 'gives Labour its meaning' - video

Labour MP Diane Abbott says that Labour without the trade union link is just a "bunch of Oxbridge PPE graduates", and says it has led to more black people and women in the party.

post 23 January 2014
Message to EU doubters: come to Kiev and get inspired

The EU flag may hang listlessly outside buildings in Europe. But anti-government protesters in Ukraine carry it to the frontline like a medieval standard.

post 22 January 2014
Kiev, January 2014: black smoke in the sky, blood stains in the snow

The air is filled with the cacophony of revolution. Stun grenades, the ping of rubber bullets and the relentless drumming of any piece of metal that makes a noise.

post 21 January 2014
Kiev's 'medieval' protest turns ugly

The crisis in Kiev has turned uglier. The revolution has bedded in for the long winter. It will test Europe's resolve and diplomatic touch - but will Brussels be up to the challenge?

video 20 January 2014 World, Russia

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Anti-gay campaign shows Russia's worst side - video

As Russia prepares to host the Sochi Winter Olympics, Matt Frei reports that the country's campaign against gay people shows its worst side - just when it hoped the world would see only its best.

post 15 January 2014
'Who are you to lecture us?' How France and Germany view Britain

Eyebrows have been raised. France was heard muttering an obscenity. That is essentially how George Osborne's "reform or perish" speech on Europe will be received in Paris or Berlin.