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.
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen say the elections are about the future of France and both candidates look to young people to change French politics.
Good evening from Paris, from another election which tore up all the establishment rules,trouncing the mainstream parties which have run France for more than 50 years. In a tight contest, two candidates won through to the second round, centrist Emmanuel Macron, with 24.0 percent, and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen, who took 21.3 percent.
Natalie Nougayrede, former managing editor of Le Monde and now a columnist for the Guardian, and Simon Kuper, a columnist with the Financial Times.
There’s been tight security around a right-wing political party conference in Cologne after thousands of protestors turned up to demonstrate outside the venue.
Anne Giudicelli, a security analyst and former special assistant to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Yasser Louati, a human rights and civil liberties researcher.
The attack, and security issues, have completely overshadowed the last day of campaigning, as all three frontrunners cancelled their events as a mark of respect.
The far-right Marine Le Pen is holding her final rally of the campaign – is she on the verge of breakthrough or about to fall?
Now to yet another contest with the potential to change the course of history: the French Presidential election. With just days to go, the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen may not get the easy ride in the first round she was hoping for.
Bassma Kodmani, who is a member of the official Syrian opposition delegation of negotiators and founded the Arab Reform Initiative.
When Lord Bird founded the Big Issue in 1991, he hoped a job selling the magazine would be a turning point in the life of a homeless person.
The former chief spokesman for the US State Department, Jamie Rubin, and the Russian political scientist Sergey Markov.
Joining us from Central London is Karen von Hippel, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State at the US State Department and director of the foreign policy think tank, the Royal United Services Institute. And from Abu Dhabi, the US diplomat Ali Khedery who was a special assistant to five American ambassadors in Iraq, and…
James Thornton, the CEO of ClientEarth, David King, former government chief scientific adviser, and Howard Cox, from the FairFuelUK Campaign.
Crispin Blunt, chair the Commons foreign affairs committee.
Malcolm Chalmers, director of the proliferation and nuclear policy programme at the Royal United Services Institute, and Christopher Hill, dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and former Ambassador to South Korea.