Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Thu, 2 May -
9:30 to 10:15

Opening ceremony

Thu, 2 May -
10:15 to 12:00

Plenary Session 1

Jonathan Munro

Head of Newsgathering, BBC

Jonathan Munro joined the BBC in January 2014.    

He is Head of BBC Newsgathering - the world's largest broadcast newsgathering operation with more than 60 international bureaux.
His department provides live coverage and reports to all English language radio, television and multimedia platforms across BBC News. 
He also deputises for the Director of News and is regularly in overall charge of the BBC News division.

He was previously at ITN for 26 years, and worked as a correspondent in the UK, Europe and around the world. 
Among other major stories, Jonathan covered the Balkans war, both Gulf wars and the Beijing and London Olympics. 
He has worked extensively in the United States, Russia and Africa, and was Europe Correspondent for three years and Political News Editor for two.

He is based in the London office of the British Broadcasting Corporation in Portland Place.