Paraic O'Brien is a Foreign Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News.
Paraic's investigations include the multi-award winning "Bruce Lee, King of Romania's Sewers", a searing film about the subterranean life of Bucharest's drug addicts. His expose of how the global online game Habbo Hotel was putting children at risk, resulted in a mass exodus of investors. His investigation into the death of Alois Dvorzac in a British detention centre exposed serious flaws in the immigration system.
He was the first TV reporter on the ground in Brixton and Croydon as the riots broke out in 2011. He also once had a minor altercation with Russell Brand.
Before joining Channel 4 News he worked at the BBC as an investigations reporter for BBC London News and Newsnight on occasion. Prior to that he was a community worker in Ireland and south London.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has been visiting the site of a devastating fire in central Johannesburg which claimed the lives of more than 70 people, including at least 12 children. Tonight, Channel 4 News has been told that criminal gangs had partitioned the building using locked gates, preventing people from fleeing – part of an illegal…
In Niger, the head of the presidential guard has declared himself leader of the country.
The army says it’s backing members of the presidential guard, who announced on Wednesday that they’d removed the democratically-elected president.
For three months, Sudan’s Armed Forces and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces have been locked in a fierce battle around the capital Khartoum. But their conflict has also rekindled ethnic violence in Darfur – echoing the atrocities of 20 years ago.
The United Nations Human Rights office says it has ‘credible information’ that the paramilitary group Rapid Support Forces or RSF – which is currently fighting the Sudanese army – is responsible for a mass grave in West Darfur.
Thousands of people have been killed and millions more have been forced to flee their homes in Sudan – since brutal fighting erupted in April between the country’s army and the rebel Rapid Support Forces. Sudan’s health ministry said an air strike on Saturday, which the army denies, killed at least 22 people in Omdurman.…
With superpowers battling for AI supremacy, experts say artificial intelligence will “completely change the entire frameworks on which we base war”.
President Macron has described the fatal shooting of a teenager by police as “inexplicable and inexcusable.”
With Wagner Group boss Yevgeny Progozhin removed from Russia, one authoritarian leader is breathing a little easier – but another is perhaps starting to sweat.
Survivors cling to life as bodies are brought on shore. The daily tragedy of those crossing the mediterranean in search of safety and a better life.
Tunisia is at the forefront of the migrant crisis with unprecedented numbers of people from Africa and the Middle East travelling through the country in the hope of reaching Europe.
For so many of those setting off on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean, the departure point is the northern coast of Africa.
As the coffin of Silvio Berlusconi was carried out of Milan cathedral, the city centre rang to applause and chants from supporters who had gathered in their thousands.
Silvio Berlusconi spent his life dividing opinion – in Italy and the rest of the world.
For the last few days we have been broadcasting mobile phone footage and testimony sent to us from people in Kherson.