Matt Frei is Europe Editor and Presenter at Channel 4 News.
This year he has led the Channel 4 News coverage of events in Ukraine from the crash site of Malaysia flight MH17, to the tensions in Crimea and reported live from Independence Square on Kiev’s bloodiest day. He has also secured major interviews with Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Aung San Suu Kyi.
Prior to his appointment as Europe Editor for Channel 4 News, Frei was the Washington Correspondent for two years and has reported on 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.
He is the author of two books: Italy: The Unfinished Revolution published in 1996 by Random House and Mandarin books and Only In America published in 2008 by 4th Estate.
Born in Sheffield and educated at Eton, Dominic West found fame via an unlikely route as Jimmy McNulty, the flawed but lovable hero of American police drama, The Wire. West has now turned his talents to a satire of the well-heeled, emotionally repressed European art world in his Palme d’Or-winning new film, The Square. Matt…
Matt Frei is joined by journalist Kate Leaver, who has written extensively about her own long-term use of anti-depressants, and Dr Joanna Moncrieff, a psychiatrist who is critical of the over-use of anti-depressant.
The Norwegian politician and diplomat Jan Egeland discusses the Democratic Republic of Congo. where a political impasse and a rise in ethnic violence has returned it to the brink of all-out war once again, and international aid after the revelations about Oxfam.
The former editor of the Turkish Cumhuriyet newspaper, Can Dundar, was jailed in Turkey three years ago, accused of spying and revealing state secrets. He’s now in exile in Berlin, and discusses today’s sentencing to life imprisonment of six journalists in Turkey.
Matt Frei is joined from Washington DC by Becky Pringle, the Vice President of the National Education Association, the country’s largest Union. And from Sarasota I’m joined by Greg Steube, a Republican State Senator for Florida.
Pro-Europe Conservative MP Anna Soubry discusses Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s speech on Brexit.
Britain would be “mad” if it ended up with a Brexit settlement which kept the country bound by EU rules, according to Boris Johnson, who was in upbeat mood about leaving the EU, describing it as the “grounds for much more hope than fear”. But the Foreign Secretary refused to rule out the possibility that…
Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Smith and Ben Lowry, deputy editor of the Unionist newspaper, the News Letter, discuss the collapse of power-sharing talks.
His dark memoirs fused Nordic-noir with unflinching autobiographic detail. The six volumes of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle dealt with his alcoholic father and failing marriage, bringing him success and condemnation in equal measure. But his latest book Spring, part of his Seasons Quartet, is a departure from the introspective – with reviewers even saying…
Ravinder Singh, chief executive of Khalsa Aid, an international relief organisation, and Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen discuss Oxfam.
Israel’s Prime Minister said his country delivered “severe blows” to Iranian and Syrian forces a day after carrying out a wave of airstrikes in Syria. Israel ordered the airstrikes after it intercepted an Iranian drone infiltrating its airspace. It comes amid an increase in violence across the country with millions of civilians trapped with NO…
Oxfam’s chief executive Mark Goldring discusses the steps the charity will take next following allegations that staff had used prostitutes during an aid mission in Haiti in 2011.
Andrey Zvyagintsev is a household name in Russia. One of the country’s most acclaimed film directors his portrayals of life in Putin’s Russia are unflinching, unremitting and unforgettable. No wonder the authorities have fallen out of love with him. They refused to help fund his latest film Loveless about a divorced couple in a bleak…
Dr Lina Khatib, head of the Middle East Programme at Chatham House discusses what the shooting down of an Israeli fighter jet in Syria means for the region.
An Iranian drone flies into Israeli airspace from Syria. It is shot down by an Israeli aircraft. Then an Israeli aircraft is shot down by forces backing the Assad regime. The Israelis launch attacks on 12 mainly Iranian targets around Damascus. The Russians say this poses an unacceptable threat to their soldiers. And it all…