Jon Snow Explains
1 Series, 5 Episodes
Channel 4's flagship news programme: 55 minutes of in-depth news and current affairs
All four candidates for the Labour leadership – Jeremy Corbyn, Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall and Yvette Cooper – debate the key issues. Hosted by Channel 4 News’ Krishnan Guru-Murthy. Watch the full debate here.
The shocking reality faced by children and teenagers on the Philippines' Gold Coast - who face massive risks such as travelling down a flooded mineshaft with only a flimsy plastic tube to breathe from for hours at a time.
Scottish rock group Franz Ferdinand and the LA based experimental duo Sparks have joined forces with an album - FFS - and a major European tour. The centrepiece of their work? A piece called "Collaborations don't work".
“We have to give voice to the disadvantaged and dispossessed because those voices are not being heard by New Labour”
Former Conservative MP and Defence Minister Andrew Robathan, who was put on Russia's travel blacklist, tells Channel 4 News that he considers it a "badge of honour".
There has never been a busier 24 hours in the Mediterranean. Over 4,200 migrants who'd set sail from the Libyan coast were plucked from small boats and dinghies. And there's no sign of it stopping.
International Editor Lindsey Hilsum is in the Libyan city of Misrata and explains what the situation like on the ground there, and why the exodus is so large.
Five people were killed and eight wounded in a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State outside the Libyan city of Misrata on Sunday, security officials said.
The Solar Impulse 2 departs from the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing for Hawaii on early Sunday. The solar-powered aircraft needs plenty of sunlight to make the journey of six consecutive days and nights to Hawaii according to the pilot.
The past year has seen high profile campaigns by black and ethnic minority students against perceived prejudice. As a result, there has been a growing scrutiny about the use of 'safe spaces', which critics allege is compromising free speech.
Fifa President Sepp Blatter comes under the first direct questioning of his leadership of the international governing body of football following the arrests of several senior Fifa officials on Wednesday.
Colm Toibin on Ireland’s Gay Marriage vote: "There is now nothing to stop you being happy now".
Citizens have been evacuated from the Syrian city of Palmyra as fighters from ISIS make their advance. The militants have vowed to destroy the city, described by UNESCO as "one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world."
Ireland is just days away from the world's first referendum on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. We meet the Yes votes in the capital cities and the No voters in the country towns.
Yanis Varoufakis joins us live from Athens. The German finance minister has said he thinks Greece could soon default - what does he make of that?
Islamic State militants hoist their flag in the capital of Iraq's biggest province - humiliating government troops and America's air war.
Greece is teetering on the edge of a debt default that would propel it out of the Euro. Britain could be less than a year away from a referendum to leave the EU. What now?
In Kenya, extremists from the al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab group have carried out a number of attacks - including shooting dead more than 140 Christian students at a university last month. Jamal Osman reports.
He described himself as an "angel" who turned evil. Nurse Victorino Chua was found guilty of murdering two patients and poisoning 19 others at Stockport's Stepping Hill Hospital four years ago.
Jon Snow took skunk as part of a legal drug trial. The results, as you can see, are somewhat out of the ordinary. But in terms of drug policy - it's business as usual, as our man explains.
With Britain basking in one of the sunniest days of the year so far, solar power generation today hit a record volume.
Scrapping the Human Rights Act is one of the Conservatives' top promises.
Is the question of Scottish independence settled for a generation?
Prince Charles declines to answer questions from Channel 4 News political correspondent Michael Crick ahead of the publication of private letters he wrote to ministers a decade ago.
Britain is likely to be "allocated" a sizeable chunk of tens of thousands of African and Middle East migrants who are arriving on the shores of southern Europe, but the Home Office strongly opposes the scheme.
David Cameron has walked the line between change and continuity, by reappointing half of his cabinet colleagues to their old jobs and promoting some of his party's rising stars into the gaps left by the Liberal Democrats.
As the French president makes an unprecedented visit to Cuba and the US says it may soon end its 50-year trade embargo, Guillermo Galdos finds out how young Cubans feel about the future.
A Welsh bus company, New Adventure Travel, has become the subject of a social media campaign branding the company's posters as sexualised and offensive.
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is - in every possible sense - a massive deal.
With Ed Miliband out as Labour leader the party has a couple of months to decide what to do next - and who is the best person to take them forward and challenge the Conservatives again.
Like the "red wedding" – that’s Jon Snow’s verdict on the utter carnage from last night. Who’s in and who’s out? Jon explains what happened and what it means for the country’s future.
If you’re staying up to watch the election overnight, what should you look out for? Which are the key seats, and what will we know when?
They may only have one MP, but they say their membership is surging. Led by Natalie Bennett, the Green Party has benefited from national exposure during the General Election campaign.
The former prime minister Gordon Brown makes an impassioned speech on the eve of a vote, as the Scottish National Party says it suspended two party members involved in the disruption of a Labour campaign event yesterday.
Israeli soldiers fired indiscriminately at Palestinian civilians during the 2014 Gaza conflict, according to a report based on the testimony of dozens of IDF veterans involved in the operation.
American photojournalist Stanley Greene has documented conflict, violence and human disasters across the world for over 25 years. Channel 4 News asked him to capture the battle for Number 10.
Jon Stewart - the ex-host of The Daily Show - has made the struggle of journalist Maziar Bahari, detained during Iran's disputed 2009 elections, into a film. On the elections, he tells Jon Snow that the British public will “go through all the Miliban
It's one of the most crucial issues in the history of humankind. And 2015 is a particularly important year. But you wouldn't necessarily guess it from following coverage of the election that determines the UK's political future.
The rise of the self-styled Islamic State has been one of the most significant developments of the past five years. The group controls large parts of Iraq and Syria - and large numbers of British people have travelled to the region to fight.
Indians, Poles, Roma and Lebanese all live side by side on Slough's Alexandra Road. But this is not immigration as a political clarion call - it's immigration lived.
Among those who've travelled out to help with the aid effort in Nepal is a group of Gurkha engineers from Britain.
A 'miracle' is hailed as a 15-year-old boy is pulled from the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Kathmandu five days after Nepal's devastating earthquake that killed at least 5,500 people.
In an exclusive investigation, the prime minister's office confirms to Channel 4 News that his father, Ian Cameron, owned financial assets offshore in Jersey, which were inherited by his family after his death in 2010.
The latest polls suggest that the SNP is on course for a near total wipeout. They could take a huge number of seats from Labour and Nicola Sturgeon, the party leader, could be the king-maker.
Extensive quake-ravaged areas of Nepal, within easy reach of the capital on reasonable roads, are yet to receive any assistance from either the government or foreign relief agencies which are air-freighting aid into the country.
A Leeds University survey finds 55 per cent of students still unsure about who to vote for. Jon Snow, once a youthful firebrand himself, is in Leeds to see what this generation has on their minds?
Ed Miliband and Russell Brand met late last night for a TV interview, Labour confirms, as David Cameron calls Brand a 'joke'.
The death toll from the Nepal earthquake could reach 10,000, the country's prime minister says, as the UK government reveals it is investigating claims of the first British fatality.
A state of emergency and a curfew is imposed on one of America's major cities - after a night of looting and violent riots.
Jon Snow looks back at Labour’s legacy – a minimum wage and increased employment on one hand, but a war in Iraq and a banking crisis on the other. Assuming that’s all in the past now, what would they do if they win at the general election?
Mountain rescue teams are starting to airlift climbers stranded on Mount Everest since the Nepalese earthquake hit, triggering a powerful avalanche.
How should young voters, those making up 'Generation Rent', vote in the election?
More than 4,000 people are confirmed dead following the Nepal earthquake, with the most dead in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
The Liberal Democrats say that no party is likely to win outright at the General Election.
Alex Parry, from Brighton, says he feared at one point that his girlfriend, who is in Nepal, had been killed in the earthquake that devastated the area near the capital, Katmandhu.
Menuka Ghimire and her husband, Binod Timilsina, live in Sydenham but have family in Nepal. Menuka says her parents not only lost their home, but
The latest in our "Sound Clash" series of election poems - mixing street rhyme with the political issues of the day. Tom Gill - a spoken word artist and actor from Salford - gives us his personal view on education.
The tables have turned in Scotland with talk of post-election deals between Labour and SNP. The fate of the country's once thriving ship building industry is already sealed: today there is just one commercial shipyard left.
A massive international aid operation is under way in Nepal, a day after a powerful earthquake killed more than 2,400 people.
The Conservatives have been the senior partner in the past five years of Coalition and could well emerge again as the largest party after the general election.
Italy is the "promised land" for thousands of migrants and refugees making the desperate journey from North Africa to Europe's Mediterranean coast. Many of them end up to the rudimentary shanty town of Ponte Mammolo on the outskirts of Rome.
Firefighters say they're exhausted. This month alone they've had to deal with nearly 800 grass fires across south Wales - all started deliberately.
A newborn baby, who lived for less than two hours, became Britain's youngest-ever organ donor last year. His kidneys were then used to save an adult's life in Leeds.
Is Britain full? Is Britain getting full? There's certainly a fast-growing population overall - British and foreign born. And increased pressure on our public services. But might there be more space than we think?
Jon Snow looks at the NHS – the cornerstone of the modern welfare state, which politicians mess with at their peril. But he also delves into what health service chiefs say is a funding gap – to the tune of £30bn.
She fled war at home in Syria, her son was kidnapped in Libya and then she thought she would die with her daughter as they risked a boat across the Mediterranean. Now living in Yorkshire, Mirvat recalls her harrowing ordeal.
Former French foreign minister Bernard Koucher says the EU policy towards migrants arriving in boats is "a scandal" but asks where is the public pressure on governments to act?
He admits himself that he's not from "central casting", so how is the man, regarded by some as a geeky intellectual, shaping up in the race to be Britain's next Prime Minister? Gary Gibbon reports
Ukip leader Nigel Farage says he was too keen and overdid it at the start of the campaign, agrees that he made mistakes, and that he got a bit wonky as a result. But he tells Jon Snow he's got his 'vim and vigour' back now.
A Channel 4 News interview with film star Robert Downey Jr comes to an abrupt end when the questions turn to his family and colourful past.
Paraic O'Brien visits the camp housing migrants on the outskirts of Calais.
An update to Google's search algorithm, due to come into effect tomorrow, could cause massive disruption to page rankings. Geoff White reports.
Here's a view on homelessness you won't find anywhere in Westminster. Spoken word poet Sophia Thakur gives a very personal - and moving - take on the housing crisis.
Jon Snow looks at the recovery in the UK economy – how evenly has it been spread among the population, and how many of us really feel better off than we did five years ago.
As the momentum builds in the general election campaign, All 4 is to stage the first ever Youth Leaders' debate.
The scale of this migration is unprecedented - but why? The vast majority who head for Italy are fleeing the chaos of Libya's civil war. Thousands more are escaping strife in Somalia - Eritrea - and Syria.
Matt Frei reports from the Sicilian port of Catania where migrants are living inside derelict squatter camps.
Under the Coalition the price of a degree has shot up while competition for graduate level jobs remains fierce. But those who get better jobs are contributing more to the cost of their education. Is that fairer?
Jon Snow explains the story behind the housing crisis - one of the biggest issues facing young people at the 2015 general election.
A Channel 4 News investigation reveals allegations of shocking mistreatment of migrant workers in Spain, who pick the lettuces that end op on the shelves of Britain’s biggest supermarkets.
Chris Faulkner, chief executive of the Breitling Energy Corporation and Ewa Jasiewicz from Fuel Policy Action debate fracking.
As the echoes of the Cold War grow louder, are we prepared to pay the defence costs that might entail? Paul Mason reports on what the politicians aren’t telling us.
Surrounded by the fresh food they pick to send to supermarkets, but living in flimsy shacks, workers in Spain tell Siobhan Kennedy how their dreams of better lives are crushed by the grim reality of exploitation.
A Telegraph journalist was booed when he asked Nigel Farage why the only black face in the UKIP manifesto was on the page about international aid.
Abroad, thousands more migrants are being picked up in the Mediterranean trying to reach Italian soil. As ever, this is all about money: Italy's hoping the European Union will be forced to rethink its policy of cutting back its support.
The workers who pick produce for Britain’s biggest supermarkets say they’re exposed to pesticides and say that employment agencies cheat them out of wages, while forcing them to work for weeks on end.
Conservative chief whip Michael Gove says the "significant sums" in the Conservative manifesto "are funded", but that the party is "not going to have a coalition" if it wins over 11,000 voters in swing seats.
The leader of the Green party of England and Wales, Natalie Bennett, talks to Matt Frei as the party launches its general election manifesto.
The Conservatives today put housing at the centre of their manifesto launch - extending that Thatcher era Right to buy. But as Paul Mason reports, the real issue is why are homes in such short supply.
Jon Snow talks to Assadour Guzelian, whose older sister was one of the victims of the massacre of Armenians 100 years ago - and asks him what happened to his family.
Is your Uber cab cheap because the company cuts corners on tax and regulations? No, says the company's Europe boss Jo Bertram. She says it's cheap because it's technologically efficient -- while abiding by all relevant UK tax laws and regulations.
In the taxi business, one company has seized on changing technology to become a game changer. But cab sharing service Uber is also hugely controversial, with concerns over passenger safety and working conditions for drivers.
In the first of a series of reports, our economics editor Paul Mason looks beyond the policy announcements and finds the looming issue of mass automation hangs over all the promises to make working life better.
EU advisors are helping police in Burma shake off their reputation for brutality and corruption.
Hillary Clinton is expected to declare today that she is running for a second time to be president of the USA. As one of the most dominant figures in American political life, Hillary Clinton is the runaway favourite to get the Democratic nomination.
Video emerges on a social media website purportedly showing Islamic State fighters militants bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq.
Comedian, impressionist and cricket aficionado Rory Bremner talks to Krishnan Guru-Murthy about Richie Benaud.
Former Australia cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud dies at the age of 84. Australia's prime minister offers to lay on a state funeral.
The American civil rights activist, Reverend Jesse Jackson, tells Channel 4 News that there is a "pattern" about the "whole judicial climate of attacks on black men", after the shooting of unarmed black man Walter Scott.
'Lyon in particular has never been a good place for Jews, but hasn't been so bad for a long time'. Historian Andrew Hussey reports from France on the rise of anti-semitism and Islamophobia. Warning: footage contains flash photography.
A Kincora abuse victim from Northern Ireland tells Channel 4 News he was abused at London's Elm Guest House and Dolphin Square at the hands of "very powerful people".
A UN official says the situation is "beyond inhumane" as Islamic State fighters take Yarmouk refugee camp, and the Assad regime is reported to have dropped barrel bombs on the area. Tghe besieged camp is home to 18,000 refugees.
Footage obtained by Channel 4 News purports to show a masked Continuity IRA gunman firing shots from a pistol over a republican burial plot on Easter Saturday.
Abuse victim Richard Kerr describes his treatment, as a teenager, at the notorious Elm Guest House - at the hands of what he says was a VIP paedophile ring.
Abuse victim Richard Kerr, who says he was abused at Elm Guest House, Dolphin Square, and Kincora Boys Home at the hans of 'very powerful people', tells Channel 4 News he is sure a VIP paedophile ring was in operation.
Cathy Newman dishes out some tough question to Chancellor George Osborne, the man behind the Tories' election strategy.
Learn how the 2003 invasion of Iraq, by the US and its allies, led to sectarian violence, terror and sowed the seeds of the Islamic State.
The mother of murdered British student Meredith Kercher says she is 'shocked' at the decision by Italy's highest court to overturn the convictions of Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.
Rescue workers in the French Alps continue the search for debris after Tuesday's Germanwings Airbus A320 crash.
Detainees at Harmondsworth immigration detention centre go on hunger strike in support of eight Afghan men who are set to be returned home.
More than 100 detainees have reportedly joined a hunger strike following last week's investigation by this programme into conditions there - and in support of eight Afghan men due to be sent back home.
More questions for the bosses at HSBC over the tax avoidance scandal as MPs quiz senior executives, including board member Rona Fairhead, who used to lead the bank's risk committee - and is also chair of the BBC Trust.
Margaret Hodge, chair of the Public Accounts Committee, says there is "tonnes of evidence" on HSBC's foreign banking practices, after quizzing bosses from the bank.
He's denied warning that grammar schools could be a pre-election "albatross" for the Tories - but David Cameron was strangely quiet today about whether he's shelved plans to create a new one in Kent.
"Getting good quality teachers is what matters", says Ryan Shorthouse, founder and director of Tory campaign group Bright Blue, as the debate on grammar schools hots up.
The top ministers in the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition hold what could be their last meaningful "Quad" meeting, reports Gary Gibbon, as the Tories reveal a mischievous election poster.
Solar Impulse 2, a solar powered plane, has just completed the first stage of its record breaking attempt to fly around the globe.
As America's negotiations with Iran over their nuclear ambitions near their deadline, almost 50 US senators have written an open letter to Iranian leaders - warning that even if an agreement is reached.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, previously one of President Barack Obama's leading foreign policy advisors, talks to Jon Snow about the US struggle against Islamic State - and her ex-boss Hillary Clinton's email accounts.
A scathing report into the dark culture of doping at the heart of cycling finds that those who were in charge at the International Cycling Union effectively turned a blind eye to what was going on.
Jonathan Miller has been on a road trip from Kano to Lagos, exposing corruption on a breathtaking scale that blights the lives of millions of Nigerians.
Brought up in poverty, taken to Pakistan to escape domestic abuse then forcibly married. Naz Sha has been chosen by Labour to take on Respect's George Galloway in Bradford West.
It emerges that Jagger, the champion Irish setter whose death has rocked the normally sedate world of Crufts, had eaten beef laced with poisons - but was she the only dog poisoned at the event?
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New powers to tackle radicalisation are being considered as police tell Channel 4 News they made mistakes dealing with the British schoolgirls believed to have gone to join Islamic State in Syria.
The Home Office paper reportedly says schools, universities, local councils and charities are vulnerable to infiltration by extremists.
Metropolitan Police Commander Mak Chishty tells Channel 4 News that "in hindsight" letters addressed to seven girls' families about a fellow pupil at Bethnal Green Academy who joined Islamic State could have been delivered directly to the parents.
A man detained on suspicion of murdering the prominent Putin critic Boris Nemtsov has told investigators he was involved, a Russian judge says.
The leader of the Nigerian Islamist group says his fighters will obey Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-styled "caliph" whose followers have seized swathes of Iraq and Syria.
SNP's deputy leader Stewart Hosie tells Channel 4 News that a viable working arrangement is possible with Labour without a formal coalition. Mr Hosie says that the 2015 general election is not about independence, but maximum devolution.
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Channel 4 News Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson heads to Debaltseve, which has been at the centre of intense fighting in eastern Ukraine.
An extraordinary film from one of the most dangerous countries in the world, Honduras. A murder is committed there almost every hour - but when the former Miss Honduras was shot last year - the number of women victims made international headlines.
David Cameron announces plans to make migrants wait four years before claiming benefits. It follows the release of figures showing net migration rose in the year to June.
Home Secretary Theresa May tells Krishnan Guru-Murthy that overall, immigration into the UK has been good for the country but that more controls are still needed.
Businessman and boss of TV show The Apprentice, Lord Sugar, tells Krishnan Guru-Murthy that immigrants who work hard and contribute "are not a problem", but adds that the UK has been a "soft touch country" and needs reform.
David Cameron says everyone involved in the "plebgate" affair should accept yesterday's court ruling and bring the two-year saga to an end.
Newly proscribed groups join the list in a week where terrorism has dominated the news. Another British jihadi has reportedly joined the death toll in the Iraq war. At least 25 are known to have died in Syria and Iraq.
Amer Deghahes, who is fighting in Syria with an al Qaeda- affiliated organisation, tells Channel 4 News he does not understand why the UK views British fighters as a threat. He refuses to condemn a threat by the group to behead a Lebanese soldier.
The former food safety adviser to the government, Professor Tim Lang calls on consumers to stop buying supermarket chickens until politicians and the food industry sort out the problems of campylobacter in poultry.
Legendary New York DJ and Afro-futurism founder Afrika Bambaataa tells Boya Dee that seeing the film Zulu with Michael Caine had a "powerful" impact on him, at a time when Africa was seen in a less than favourable light.
University lecturer Paul Kohler, who was viciously attacked by four Polish criminals in August this year, tells Krishnan Guru-Murthy that "nationality is not an issue". Mr Kohler says with better systems they would have been caught.
Kilian Jornet was born to be in the mountains. Heralded as the world's best at his extreme calling, next week he flies to the Andes to try and set the speed record for scaling Aconcagua.
Jon Snow interviews film star and human rights ambassador Angelina Jolie about her new film, her future in acting, Brad Pitt - and whether she's planning to move to Britain.
Labour's Tristram Hunt says private schools shouldn't get tax breaks unless they do more to help state schools out - but at a time when money shouts as loud as class, would that result in any meaningful change?
Lukasz Szlek, who lives in Southampton, an area which has seen a big influx of EU immigrants, tells Economics Editor Paul Mason that David Cameron is to blame for anti-Polish rhetoric in the country.
Comedian Russel Brand tells Channel 4 News why he is supporting tenants at the New Era Estate who fear their rent could be increased after a takeover by a US property company.
Actor and director Richard Ayoade is famously shy. So shy, in fact, that when he wrote his latest book, he interviewed himself. He talks to Channel 4 News about why he's so uncomfortable with interviews.
The musician Gruff Rhys from the Super Furry Animals has taken a departure from making tunes to follow in the footsteps of John Evans - a man who left Wales 200 years ago in search of a Welsh speaking tribe of native Americans
A jihad fighter and aid activist in Syria, who says he’s been branded a terrorist, join studio guests for a live debate on the state of the jihadi battle.
After twenty-five years, Jeremy Paxman says he wants to go to sleep at the same time as his viewers. Ahead of his last Newsnight, Jon Snow went to interview him at the BBC.
Channel 4 News filmed 18-year-old Catalina living beneath the streets of Bucharest with other homeless drug addicts. She died last week from Aids-related heart failure. We return to film her funeral. .
Our film from Bucharest's tunnels exposed the hell of hundreds of drug-addicted men, women and children. Catalina, who appears in the film, died recently. Paraic O'Brien went back for her funeral. Warning: contains distressing images.
Pharrell Williams says the lyrics in Blurred Lines in no way condone or encourage men to force themselves on women.
Paraic O'Brien went to Bucharest to meet the people who live underground. Here he explains how it came about and what happened when he was there.
Channel 4 News goes underground to meet the hundreds of adults and children living in tunnels under Romania's capital city, abandoned by society to a life of drug addiction and squalid conditions. .
Channel 4 News meets the people living underground in tunnels beneath Romania's capital Bucharest, abandoned by society to a life of drug addiction and shocking conditions.
Fifa President Sepp Blatter comes under the first direct questioning of his leadership of the international governing body of football following the arrests of several senior Fifa officials on Wednesday.