Alex Thomson , Chief Correspondent

Alex is the longest-serving on-screen journalist on C4 News since the channel began. In more than 25 years he's covered over 20 wars; led major investigations and continues to front the programme from around the world.

His journalism has won several BAFTA and EMMY awards; two New York Film and TV Awards and in 2011/12 he was named TV Journalist of the Year by the Royal Television Society.

He's written two books about the 1991 Gulf War and a travelogue about cycling across India.

He has been External Examiner at Cardiff and currently Bournemouth Schools of Journalism and is Honorary Fellow in Journalism at Falmouth School of Journalism.

  • Published on 13 Dec 2017 Sections

    Are Westminster politicians in danger of not pursuing human rights violations in Bangladesh because of the close connections of one Labour MP to the ruling party in Dhaka? In Bangladesh disappearances continue under an authoritarian police state ruled by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, whose niece, Tulip Siddiq, is the Labour MP for Hampstead. Tonight we…

  • Published on 29 Nov 2017 Sections , ,

    New developments on our story from last night about the Labour MP Tulip Siddiq and allegations that she is ignoring the plight of a Bangladeshi Barrister despite the fact her aunt is the Prime Minister there.

  • Published on 28 Nov 2017 Sections

    At the forefront of the campaign to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been her local MP Tulip Siddiq. Now she is being asked to use her influence to free a person campaigners say has been locked up illegally – a British-trained barrister in Bangladesh who was abducted by men thought to be working for the government.

  • Published on 24 Nov 2017

    The Prime Minister Theresa May’s mission today in Brussels was to talk security in Eastern Europe, and she had strong words for what she described as “hostile states like Russia”. But the real action was taking place on the sidelines, where Mrs May met the EU President Donald Tusk in an effort to make some…

  • Published on 22 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    The Bosnian general who ordered the slaughter of thousands of Muslim men and boys in the early 1990s has been found guilty of genocide. But Ratko Mladic didn’t hear the verdict as he had been thrown out of the war crimes court room for shouting abuse. He was sentenced to life for organising the massacre…

  • Published on 20 Nov 2017 Sections ,

    Renowned as one of the last Caribbean pristine islands.  Now the bulldozers are at work. World renowned seabird colonies and coral reefs. But the land is being flattened for an international airport. “We need our brothers and sisters to stand up and defend your birthright. This is our birthright. And it’s being taken away from us by a…

  • Published on 16 Nov 2017 Sections

    Last-ditch talks have been taking place in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to try to find a way to end Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule. Photographs have emerged of Mr Mugabe meeting the army commander who put him under house arrest. The photos did not show first lady Grace Mugabe whose attempts to secure greater powers for herself…

  • Published on 15 Nov 2017 Sections

    Robert Mugabe is under house arrest as the Zimbabwe army staged a de facto military coup. Troops have been posted outside government buildings and are patrolling the streets of the capital Harare. The former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked just last week, could now be on his way back to Zimbabwe to take…

  • Published on 14 Nov 2017 Sections

    Having been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over five years, you’d think the last place WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would want to go is another embassy. But it’s emerged that WikiLeaks lobbied the Trump campaign to get them to publicly endorse Julian Assange as a candidate to be Australia’s next ambassador…

  • Published on 8 Nov 2017 Sections

    Barbuda was the only Caribbean Island to be totally evacuated after it was devastated by Hurricane Irma in September. But now the islanders say they are being hit by a second storm – a land grab. After they were evacuated to Antigua the residents of Barbuda  had expected to return to the island that they communally…

  • Published on 6 Nov 2017

    From Her Majesty the Queen’s estate to a top US official, from a leading football club to a rock star who campaigns against poverty. They are all accused of investing vast sums of money in offshore havens, thus – perfectly legally – avoiding UK tax. The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called for an inquiry into…

  • Published on 2 Nov 2017 Sections , ,

    It was meant to be a meeting to show unity between Israel and the UK a hundred years on from the Balfour Declaration, which signalled British support for the creation of a Jewish homeland. But cracks were quickly apparent. Theresa May pointed to illegal Israeli settlements as a barrier to peace, while her Israeli counterpart…

  • Published on 31 Oct 2017

    Now in this highly tangled tale it seems many roads lead to London. Especially the allegations involving the former Trump campaign advisor. George Papadopoulus. He’s admitted lying to the FBI about his dealings with two people claiming to have links with Russia. They include an un-named Professor, believed to be Joseph Mifsud, an honorary director of the…

  • Published on 17 Oct 2017

    The son of the murdered investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed in a car bombing in Malta, has attacked the island as a “mafia state” run by what he called “crooks”. His 53 year old mother, who died yesterday, was known for her blog accusing politicians of high-level corruption and led the Panama…

  • Published on 16 Oct 2017 Sections

    Three people have been killed as the powerful storm Ophelia swept through parts of Ireland and the UK with hurricane-force winds gusting up to 100 miles an hour. Ireland’s Prime Minister described the impact as a “national emergency”, urging people to stay indoors. The Met Office has issued an amber warning, with a potential risk…