“Life here totally sucks”: Syrian civilians still under siege

Twelve people were killed this morning when mortars fell on a school in the Syrian capital Damascus. Two mortar rounds struck the Badr al-Din al-Hussein technical institute, whose students are as young as 14. At this early stage it is not known if students are among the number of casualties, which is thought to include […]

Top 100: The most influential journalists covering armed violence

From besieged cities in Syria to American street-corners, and countless other places in between, armed violence continues to take the lives of hundreds of thousands of people a year. It fundamentally reshapes the world we live in. Yet for a vast number of people, violence and conflict are abstractions far removed from their daily realities. […]

Zeina Khodr

Zeina Khodr is a roving correspondent for Al Jazeera who focuses on the Arab world, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Khodr has worked in the news industry for over 15 years, including posts at Al Jazeera’s online and Arabic language services, MBC, Emirates Dubai Television, the BBC’s World Service and CNN. Her reporting on the fall […]

Wojciech Jagielski

Wojciech Jagielski is a Polish author primarily affiliated with Gazeta Wyborcza, although he has also contributed to the BBC, Le Monde, the Polish Press Agency and others. His specialities include Africa, Central Asia, the Trans-Caucasus and the Caucasus. He has written a number of books on the wars in Afghanistan, Chechnya and Africa. His awards […]

Tim Franks

Tim Franks presents Newshour and Hardtalk on the BBC. Previously, he served as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East. Franks was an embedded reporter with British forces in Iraq in 2003, and thereafter became Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem and reported on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Despite being moved into a presenter role, he […]

Sue Lloyd Roberts

Sue Lloyd Roberts CBE is a television journalist who has worked with ITN, Channel 4 News and Channel 4 documentaries before joining the BBC as a Special Correspondent. She has reported extensively for Newsnight, including reports from Homs in Syria and from inside North Korea. Her investigative reporting has won her a string of awards, […]

Paul Wood

Paul Wood is the World Affairs correspondent for the BBC. He was previously the defense and Middle East correspondent for the channel. Wood has covered violence and conflict in former Yugoslavia, Libya, Sudan and Darfur. Most recently he has been reporting on the conflict in Syria from inside Homs. In 2004 his Iraq coverage won both the television prize […]

Orla Guerin

Orla Guerin is an Irish correspondent for BBC News. She has covered the Kosovo conflict, the disaster aboard the Russian submarine Kursk, the Basque conflict in Northern Spain, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and violence in Pakistan. Before her career with the BBC, she worked with RTÉ. During her time at the BBC, she has been affiliated […]

Matthew Price

Matthew Price is a foreign correspondent for the BBC. Although he is now based in Brussels as the BBC’s Europe Correspondent, he has extensive experience reporting from war zones. As the BBC’s Belgrade correspondent, he covered events across the former Yugoslavia and Albania, before moving to Jerusalem to cover the Middle East. He has covered […]

Lyse Doucet

Lyse Doucet is the Chief International Correspondent for the BBC. Doucet began her BBC career in Africa where she spent four years covering events in West and North Africa. She has now worked for the news channel for nearly 30 years, with posts in Abidjan, Kabul, Islamabad, Tehran, Amman and Jerusalem. In the late 1980s […]