David Chater

David Chater

David Chater is an award winning correspondent with more than 30 years experience in international television news. He is based in France.

Syrian Refugees

Rescue ship named for drowned Syrian child refugee

Ship operating in the Mediterranean has been renamed Alan Kurdi, after the Syrian toddler who died trying to reach Europe in 2015.

Rescue ship named for drowned Syrian child refugee

Europe

Refugee families stranded in Cyprus win right to settle in UK

Six families living at a British military base in Cyprus for more than 20 years have won legal battle to move to the UK.

Refugee families stranded in Cyprus win right to settle in UK

Europe

Cyprus 'golden passports' bring Russians into the EU

The government has earned more than five billion dollars from selling Cypriot passports so far.

Cyprus 'golden passports' bring Russians into the EU

Europe

UK urged to apologise to Cyprus torture victims

UK agreed to pay compensation to those abused during 1950s campaign but still refuses to accept liability.

UK urged to apologise to Cyprus torture victims

Europe

Illegal migration and human trafficking to top MED-7 summit

Cyprus is coping with an increase in the number of asylum seekers as it prepares to host a regional summit.

Illegal migration and human trafficking to top MED-7 summit

Europe

How Facebook spurred the 'yellow vest' protests

A new algorithm allowed organisers' Facebook posts to generate lots of attention while traditional media was ignored.

How Facebook spurred the 'yellow vest' protests

Europe

French paramedics, students join 'yellow vest' protests

Protest against fuel price rise gets wider with ambulance workers and students joining 'Yellow vest' rallies.

French paramedics, students join 'yellow vest' protests

Europe

Paris braces for more yellow vest protests

French President Emmanuel Macron is in Argentina for the G20 summit, but he remains firmly in the crosshairs of the yellow vest protest movement that appears to have the support of the French public.

Paris braces for more yellow vest protests

Bosnia

Stranded in Bosnia, refugees desperate to reach Western Europe

Bosnia is struggling to deal with a large influx of Iranian refugees trying to reach Western Europe by way of the Balkans and visa-free entry to Serbia.

Stranded in Bosnia, refugees desperate to reach Western Europe

Europe

Bosnia: Stranded refugees allege Croatian police brutality

Why Refugees in Bosnia find themselves stuck in limbo and vulnerable to violence.

Bosnia: Stranded refugees allege Croatian police brutality

Europe

Protests in Balkans to stop dams and protect rivers

Environmentalists say building a hydroelectric dam is comparable to cutting down a tropical rainforest.

Protests in Balkans to stop dams and protect rivers

Europe

World War I centenary: Lessons from the Battle of Verdun

After 300 days, 300,000 soldiers - both French and German - had sacrificed their lives in the trenches around Verdun.

World War I centenary: Lessons from the Battle of Verdun