Jonathan Rugman , Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Jonathan Rugman has been Foreign Affairs Correspondent at Channel 4 News for more than a decade.

He reported from the revolutions and uprisings in Syria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Bahrain and has covered stories as diverse as Somalia's famine, the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, corruption in world football and the Haiti earthquake. In 2016 he won a BAFTA for his reporting on the terrorist attacks in Paris.

He was previously the programme's Washington Correspondent and Business Correspondent and his reporting has won more than 10 awards. He is the author of "Ataturk's Children: Turkey and the Kurds" and previously worked on BBC Radio 4 documentaries and in Turkey for the BBC and The Guardian.

  • 20 Aug 2018

    Torn apart by war for more than 60 years, dozens of families from North and South Korea broke down in tears as they were allowed to meet relatives they hadn’t seen or heard from in decades. It was the first time in three years that the North has permitted such reunions, all the more precious as previous…

  • 31 Jul 2018

    As the first official results begin coming in, Zimbabwe’s election commission chief has said the outcome of the country’s landmark election may not be known till Saturday. The incumbent president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his rival, opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, are both confident about their chances. Supporters on both sides are already celebrating, but the final tally…

  • 26 Jul 2018

    A Channel 4 News investigation has uncovered allegations that the Brexit donor planned military support for a Lesotho politician – and had business links with Russia’s state diamond company.

  • 23 Jul 2018

    In part two of our investigation into Arron Banks’ mining interests in Southern Africa, Channel 4 News details the transfer of thousands of pounds to a Lesotho cabinet minister and the subsequent issuing of a mining licence.

  • 25 Jun 2018

    Turkey has become a “one-man regime” – the words of President Erdogan’s main rival after losing yesterday’s election by ten million votes. The Turkish leader wins another five years in office, in what is seen as the country’s most important poll in decades.

  • 24 Jun 2018

    The first results are already in – from an election which will define Turkey’s future. While President Erdogan called today’s vote a “democratic revolution”, opposition leaders fear that if he stays in power, Turkish democracy will be dramatically eroded.

  • 23 Jun 2018

    Now campaigning has officially ended ahead of tomorrow’s elections in Turkey – President Erdogan will have to win at least 50% of the vote to stay in power – or face a run off next month.

  • 22 Jun 2018

    The Brexit campaign had its own Project Fear, of course – it was the prospect of Turkey joining the EU and millions of Turks freely coming to Britain. Turkey has had a huge refugee influx from Syria, immigration that has its own effect on politics there. This weekend, Turkey votes in an election that could…

  • 20 Jun 2018

    Turkey votes this weekend in its most important election in many decades. If President Erdogan wins, as expected, he plans to vastly increase his own powers after already transforming the country for 16 years. His critics say Turkey is heading for one-man, absolute rule, though an opposition candidate appears to be running Mr Erdogan close…

  • 14 Jun 2018

    In Yemen today, for a second day, the Saudi-led coalition has attacked Houthi positions in an attempt to gain control of the port town of Hodeidah. The Houthi rebels claim that they have foiled an Arab naval attack and claim they are ready for a long battle. Our Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman reports.

  • 13 Jun 2018

    The civil war in Yemen has taken a dramatic new turn as Saudi-backed forces try to take the key rebel-held port of Hodeidah. Aid agencies say the coastal city provides a vital route for food and medicine and that millions of people are at risk of starvation if goods cannot pass through it. The Foreign Secretary Boris…

  • 11 Jun 2018

    It is our duty to avoid a humanitarian catastrope, Spain’s new prime minister declared today, as he agreed to allow a stranded ship with 629 migrants on board a safe port, amid a diplomatic storm. Italy and Malta had turned the rescue ship away, despite warnings from aid agencies that it would run out of…

  • 7 Jun 2018

    The former Conservative party leader Michael Howard, has confronted Israel’s prime minister over the killing of hundreds of Palestinian protestors by Israeli troops using live ammunition – demanding ‘why did you have to kill them’. Benjamin Netanyahu – who’s been in Europe to talk about the Iran nuclear deal – claimed Israel had tried to minimise casualties, blaming Hamas for…

  • 5 Jun 2018

    “Betrayal of the treacherous is loyalty in the eyes of God. I betrayed a bunch of criminals, it’s as simple as that” – the words of one of MI6’s most important spies in the war on terror, Aimen Dean. He worked with Al Qaeda’s master bombmaker in a training camp in Afghanistan in the nineties.…

  • 15 May 2018

    Hamas official Ghazi Hamad discusses Gaza.