BBC News
Launch consoleBBC NEWS CHANNEL
Page last updated at 16:11 GMT, Wednesday, 29 June 2005 17:11 UK

Jonathan Charles: Biography

Jonathan Charles enjoys the nomadic life of a foreign correspondent.

For the past 17 years, he has lived abroad in New York, Paris, Brussels and Frankfurt.

During his time as a BBC television and radio correspondent, he has covered some of the biggest events of the past two decades, including the wars in the Gulf, Afghanistan, and Chechnya, the Beslan school siege, the integration of the European Union, and a host of other stories.

Jonathan says he loves travelling because you are always meeting new people and seeing new things.

It is a stimulating existence, and the key is never to lose your ability to be surprised by the world.

A journalist's job is to communicate that surprise and the diversity of the planet to a wider audience.

After years of covering the news, Jonathan is now taking up the challenge of making longer documentary programmes such as Crossing Continents, Crossing Europe.

He is looking forward to examining issues in more depth and explaining them to listeners.



Crossing Continents

Podcast

Download or subscribe to this programme's podcast

Podcast Help


SEARCH CROSSING CONTINENTS:
 

SEE ALSO
South Africa's 'mercenary' town
30 Mar 06 |  Crossing Continents
Europe's tourist boom
22 Jun 05 |  Crossing Continents


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

banner watch listen bbc sport Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific