Jonathan Miller

Asia Correspondent

Before taking over in our Bangkok Bureau in late 2015, Asia Correspondent Jonathan Miller had been Foreign Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News for 12 years, reporting on news across the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. In that time, he won four Royal Television Society Awards and four Amnesty International TV News awards for the programme.

Prior to joining Channel 4 News, Jonathan spent many years as a correspondent in Asia. Since returning to his old patch, he has reported from widely from across the region, including the continuing war in Afghanistan, issues of caste-discrimination, farmer-suicide and rape in India, and the death of the King of Thailand.

He has doorstepped the Malaysian Prime Minister, who is accused of serious corruption, the Australian Prime Minister, over his country's harsh treatment of refugees, and has tackled the President of the Philippines over his deadly war on drugs.

  • Published on 26 Apr 2017

    In a highly unusual move, all one hundred American senators have been summoned to attend a meeting this evening at the White House to be given an intelligence briefing on North Korea. Jonathan Miller has spoken to a defector from North Korea about how the regime uses propaganda to win unquestioning loyalty.

  • Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sections

    Human rights campaigners say they’ve substantiated claims that members of the Egyptian military carried out at least seven unlawful killings, including a 17 year old boy shot dead at point blank range.

  • Published on 20 Apr 2017 Sections , , ,

    North Korean missile tests and displays of military might have been met by US warnings that its patience is at an end and that it’s ready to “deal with” the threat from Pyongyang. President Trump’s boast of sending an “armada” has so far turned out to be empty rhetoric, but US military exercises began in…

  • Published on 18 Apr 2017

    The election announcement has overshadowed the crisis facing the world over North Korea and its nuclear ambitions. With tensions still rising in the region, the US vice president Mike Pence has repeated his tough message to Pyongyang: America won’t relent, he declared, until the whole Korean peninsula was free of nuclear weapons.

  • Published on 17 Apr 2017

    The US Vice President Mike Pence has declared the era of ‘strategic patience’ with North Korea is over. Visiting the demilitarised zone which separates North and South, he warned Pyongyang to abandon its “reckless path” of developing nuclear weapons.

  • Published on 14 Apr 2017 Sections

    It was the first time America has used the Massive Ordnance Air Blast – dubbed the Mother of All Bombs. The American military said 36 IS militants died but the decision to bomb IS targets in Afghanistan was purely tactical.

  • Published on 11 Apr 2017 Sections , ,

    North Korea is firmly in the current fray. It has accused the United States of being “reckless” and “foolish” after President Trump ordered an aircraft carrier to sail into waters just off the Korean peninsula.

  • Published on 3 Apr 2017 Sections

    For years, North Korea, potentially the world’s most explosive and volatile country, has been handled by all concerned like a Faberge Easter egg: with extreme caution. Now President Trump has changed the tone. In an interview with the Financial Times, he has warned that if China doesn’t pressurise North Korea into giving up its nuclear…

  • Published on 16 Dec 2016 Sections

    There are rapes – there are killings – there are human rights abuses on a daily basis: but says the UN, the persecution of Burma’s minority Rohingya people is being ignored. And it’s accused Aung San Suu Kyi’s government of a “counterproductive, even callous” approach. The scale of the crisis is sharply revealed by satellite…

  • Published on 15 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    Photojournalists have been documenting President Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ which has left five thousand nine hundred people dead by both police and vigilante hit-men, in just five and a half months.

  • Published on 14 Dec 2016 Sections , ,

    He claims he rode around on a motorbike  “looking for a confrontation so I could kill”. Not the confessions of a convicted serial killer but the proud boast of the President of the Philippines.

  • Published on 10 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    The president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, has been impeached after a secret vote of parliament over a corruption scandal.  

  • Published on 7 Dec 2016 Sections , , ,

    She’s the first woman ever to attend a summit of Gulf Arab states. Pursuing her charm offensive on countries outside the EU, Theresa May told the Gulf Co-operation Council she wanted to build on the trade and investment relationship between Britain and the Gulf

  • Published on 3 Dec 2016

    Forty years of protocol – upset by one phone call. China has lodged an official complaint after the US president elect Donald Trump spoke to Taiwan’s leader on the phone – angering Beijing which sees the island as an “inseparable part” of its territory.  And that’s been standard US policy too, since 1979 – until…

  • Published on 26 Nov 2016 Sections , ,

    He was a world leader who divided opinions like no other. Here is a look back at Fidel Castro’s turbulent life, a glamorous and heroic revolutionary to some – a brutal and misguided dictator to others.