Jonathan Head

BBC correspondent

Jonathan Head appears in the following:

Global Delegation Tackles the Rohingya Crisis

Monday, June 01, 2015

Delegates from 17 countries gathered in Bangkok on Friday to address an ongoing humanitarian emergency involving thousands of Muslim Rohingyas that are fleeing persecution in Myanmar.


Migrant Crisis Brews in the Bay of Bengal

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Thousands of Rohingyas, a Muslim ethnic group from Myanmar, are stranded adrift in the Bay of Bengal, and the situation is quickly turning in to an emergency.


Ceasefire Deadline Passes in Syria

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A UN-backed deadline for a ceasefire in Syria has passed, with government forces again shelling the central city of Homs. Jonathan Head, correspondent for our partner the BBC, reports...


Libya: The View from Cairo

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The revolution in Egypt took just over two weeks, with mostly peaceful protests ultimately bringing down Hosni Mubarak. Now the country is on a path to create a new government. This narrative is one of change, democracy and freedom and is strikingly different from the events playing out in Libya. So what do Egyptians, feeling the excitement of change, think about the events in Libya? The BBC's Jonathan Head has been on the streets of Cairo to find out.


'Day of Rage' in Iraq

Friday, February 25, 2011

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Iraq, in what they are calling a "Day of Rage." The protesters are calling for more accountability from elected leaders, expressing anger and frustration with corruption, instability and a continued lack of dependable public services. The BBC's Jonathan Head reports from Baghdad.


Israel's Deadly Raid Causes International Tensions

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Israel is holding hundreds of pro-Palestinian activists, who were halted on their way to Gaza by the Israeli Navy. It is being reported that after warnings from Israeli ships not to go any further towards the Gaza shoreline, Israeli militarymen were lowered from helicopters and boarded the flotilla, resulting in at least nine deaths and dozens more wounded.

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Turkey Reacts to US Congress Vote on 'Genocide'

Thursday, March 04, 2010

What’s in a word? Well if the word is “genocide,” then it has the potential to do a lot of diplomatic damage between the U.S. and Turkey. Today the House Foreign Affairs Committee votes on a resolution to formally recognize a World War One-era massacre of Armenians by Turkish forces as genocide. 


Southeast Asian nations face down global economy

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Association of South East Asian Nations, known as ASEAN, is usually thought to be more of a figurehead organization that rarely takes real action. That might be changing though as...


Thirty years later, the Khmer Rouge is on trial

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Thirty years after more than a million people died at the hands of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, a United Nations-backed trial is finally underway. A former Khmer Rouge leader was in c...


Political turmoil continues in Thailand

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

There's no let up in the political turmoil in Thailand. This past year the country has had four prime ministers. The most recently-elected prime minister has been greeted with calls t...


Thailand elects opposition leader as prime minister after protesters concede

Monday, December 15, 2008

After months of unrest in Thailand, the country's parliament has elected the leader of the opposition Democrat party, Abhisit Vejjajiva, as the new prime minister.


In Bangkok, worsening standoff between protestors, army, government

Friday, November 28, 2008

A Thai government spokesman says the prime minister, Somchai Wongsawat, will stay in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai indefinitely because of tensions with the military. The prime...