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.

Pollution

Tunisia chemical plants causing devastating pollution

Near a bustling port exporting phosphates lies a graveyard of trawlers, rotting boats of the fisherman whose livelihoods were destroyed by the chemicals washing into the bay.

Tunisia chemical plants causing devastating pollution

Middle East

Mediterranean deaths: 800 people dead in 2019

More than seventy migrants drowned last month when their inflatable raft sank In rough waters.

Mediterranean deaths: 800 people dead in 2019

Europe

French police ban 'yellow vest' protesters from Champs-Elysees

Polls show 70 percent of the public in France are disturbed by how far the movement has moved away from its original roots.

French police ban 'yellow vest' protesters from Champs-Elysees

Europe

France's Great Debate: National discussion goes behind bars

How successful have these debates been so far and what do inmates have to say?

France's Great Debate: National discussion goes behind bars

Europe

France ISIL fighters: Repatriating fighters and families

France debates whether or not to bring back hundreds of young people who joined ISIL in Syria and Iraq to face justice.

France ISIL fighters: Repatriating fighters and families

Europe

Climate change: Teenage environmentalists protest in Paris

Greta Thunberg's campaign in September gained traction across the world.

Climate change: Teenage environmentalists protest in Paris

European Union

France-Italy railway construction exposes political rifts

Protesters and Italy's Five Star Movement may derail a massive project between France and Italy.

France-Italy railway construction exposes political rifts

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