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.
1500 tear gas canisters, more than 1000 rubber bullets have been fired – and still the siege goes on. A hardcore group of protesters remains inside Hong Kong’s Polytechnic – preparing, perhaps for the final police showdown. Any adults who leave the campus have been warned they will be arrested on suspicion of rioting –…
China has warned that no one should underestimate its will to safeguard its sovereignty – the Chinese ambassador to the UK said Beijing would not just sit back and watch if the situation in Hong Kong became ‘uncontrollable’. One of the protest leaders Bonnie Leung joins Matt Frei.
Around a hundred exhausted, bedraggled young men and women are hunkered down in Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University, the scene of pitched battles between police and activists.
Hong Kong police have launched an operation to drive hundreds of anti government protestors off a university campus – after a day of violent clashes.
Chinese troops have been deployed on the streets of Hong Kong – not to crush the anti-government protests but to help clean up the damage after last night’s unrest.
Hong Kong has entered its first recession for a decade after months of anti-China protests and violent clashes. A 70-year-old man has died after being hit by a brick allegedly thrown by protesters. The police say they are treating it as murder. Student activists have barricaded themselves into university campuses and shut down major roads,…
The Hong Kong police say protesters are moving one step closer to terrorism – as violent clashes on major university campuses continue.
Police in Hong Kong say the months of violent protests are bringing the city to “the brink of total collapse”, as clashes continued yet again today. Riot police fired rubber bullets, water cannon and tear gas at crowds who rallied outside university campuses and in the central business district.
Two men are in hospital, one in a critical condition after a surge in violence across Hong Kong.
We spoke to the Business Minister Nadhim Zahawi and started by asking him if the Conservatives are to blame for not delivering Brexit – by withdrawing their deal from Parliament last month.
Joining us are the Conservative candidate Sir Charles Walker who has raised concerns over mental health beds provision since he became an MP in 2005; the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Health, Social Care and Wellbeing, Luciana Berger; and from Salford, Labour’s spokesperson on Mental Health and Social Care, Barbara Keeley.
We’re joined from Westminster by Liberal Democrat peer Brian Paddick and in the studio by Ben Habib, a Brexit Party MEP and parliamentary candidate in this current election.
We’re joined from Washington DC by Brett Bruen, who was Director of Global Engagement at the White House during the Obama Administration. And with us in the studio is Carl Miller, co-founder of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at the think tank, Demos.
Bim Afolami is a Conservative MP.
Laura Pidock is a member of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet.