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Chief Correspondent and Presenter — Channel 4 News

Chief Correspondent and Presenter, Channel 4 News. As ever RT doesn't = endorsement.

Escape from hell: The refugees risking everything to stowaway to Britain

mashable.com — CALAIS, France - You can somehow feel the tension build up around mid-afternoon in the Calais Jungle. You see young men suddenly shouting out. People start running. It's beginning. Some 6,000 refugees and migrants - most from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and Eritrea -live in the makeshift camp in northwest France near the port of Calais and the tunnel that leads to the UK.

These are the reasons Syrians are making such perilous journeys

mashable.com — The longer you spend in Lebanon and the more you go to Syria itself, the more dangerously simplistic attitudes to that disintegrating country appear. Chief among them right now, the often bitter and polarised debate between one camp in Europe insisting those coming from Syria are welcome refugees and the other that they are unwelcome economic migrants.

The one-way tickets to new life in Europe

mashable.com — Editor's note: Few will speak on camera because they fear reprisals on families they or loved ones still in Syria. All names here have been changed. Halla is sleeping the sleep that only babies can, regally splayed on the table in the stinking, overcrowded ferry.

The troubled journey to safety for Syria's middle class

mashable.com — LEBANON - A nervous few hours in a Tripoli in Northern Lebanon is mercifully behind us. The second city after Beirut, it is a place with many ISIS supporters. Sitting like lemons outside the Port Gates for eight hours in a small cafe - drinking coffee right next to a main road - is very much not where you want to be.

Hope trumps despair among Syrian refugees in Lebanon

mashable.com — BEIRUT, Lebanon - As I write from Beirut, the epic sandstorm which swept in here from Syria has subsided after four days of sepia-tinted living. Not so the storm created in Europe as Syrians have streamed north to what looks like The Good Life after the bloody disintegration of home in Syria.

The refugee children working to stay alive in Lebanon

mashable.com — BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon - I don't know about you, but I always found maths lessons to be pretty tough going. But let's step things up. How about having your maths lesson, indeed your entire school, in a tent? Still ok? Right, let's make it interesting.
Sep 09, 2015

"Living as a refugee in the illegal twilight world of Lebanon is not really living," writes @alextomo mashable.com/2015/09/09/syr…

Sep 09, 2015

RT @blathnaidhealy: "Living as a refugee in the illegal twilight world of Lebanon is not really living," writes @alextomo mashable.com/2015/09/09/syr…

Sep 09, 2015

RT @rachelmsavage: Shocking images & reporting from @Alextomo of Syrian refugees' right to survive in Lebanon mashable.com/2015/09/09/syr… https:…

Remembering 'the father of Palmyra,' the 82-year-old slain by ISIS

mashable.com — LONDON - A good friend and colleague in Syria recalled on Wednesday how he had walked with "the father of Palmyra" among the ruins - ruins that Khaled Asaad had turned into his life's work. It was last year, and through his recognizable spectacles, he peered at the ruins, the Roman pillars, the castle, amphitheater and the Forum.
Aug 19, 2015

RT @MashableNews: Remembering 'the father of Palmyra,' the 82-year-old scholar slain by ISIS: on.mash.to/1hN3hjB by @alextomo pic.twitter.com/U9C8GFwJVb

Aug 19, 2015

Remembering 'the father of Palmyra,' the 82-year-old scholar slain by ISIS mashable.com/2015/08/19/kha…

Aug 19, 2015

"I was born here. I will die here" ... Remembering 'the father of Palmyra,' mashable.com/2015/08/19/kha… via @mashable pic.twitter.com/IdoFvZw1a5

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Welcome to Brussels, the new capital of Greece

mashable.com — BRUSSELS - This is a truly wonderful time of the year to be in the Greek capital again; the typical soft summer rain; the lovely cobbled squares with carefully tended shuttered houses in the Flemish style; the aroma of steak and frites and the multi-lingual conversations of the suited hordes of Euroland staffers.

The eerie calm of London's streets: How 7/7 unfolded up close

mashable.com — Coming out of the tube station, peak-hour commuter rush, considering what the new day will hold. Suddenly a policeman steps out towards me, smiling. He's feeling smart, one step or two ahead of me: "Hey - Mr. Thomson: You want to call your news desk." "Really? Why? What's up?"
Jul 07, 2015

Smoke-blackened faces, then the eerie calm of London's streets. @alextomo on the 7/7 attacks on.mash.to/1NKwJjH pic.twitter.com/l6Ybl3oBsJ

Jul 07, 2015

RT @eigo_rebecca: Smoke-blackened faces, then the eerie calm of London's streets. @alextomo on the 7/7 attacks pic.twitter.com/vsbfWhKNPC dlvr.it/BRfqjK

Jul 07, 2015

RT @mashable: Smoke-blackened faces, then the eerie calm of London's streets. @alextomo on the 7/7 attacks on.mash.to/1JL1BTx pic.twitter.com/eo0Wh6k43L

Jul 07, 2015

Alex Thomson on the eerie calm of London's streets as 7/7 unfolded up close mashable.com/2015/07/07/how… via @mashable

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England still doesn’t get what the election in Scotland was really about

mashable.com — A Jockalypse Now - that's the Scottish National Party buzz-phrase as they and their legions bask in the afterglow of turning Scotland yellow from the glens to Glasgow and back. Turning a racial slur into a badge of victory, jock being a derogatory term for Scot.
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Feb 11, 2016

RT @bendepear: 2/2 Google's @MattBrittin gets a grilling in parliament- and is then doorstepped by @C4Ciaran ; @jrug & @alextomo on the ago…

Feb 11, 2016

Exclusive - tonight at 7 on 4: on the ground near Aleppo with Iranian Revolutionary Guards #syria @Channel4News

Feb 11, 2016

RT @washingtonpost: Poachers behind "grotesque" deer-kill videos given lifetime hunting bans in 44 states wapo.st/1QatmZg

Feb 11, 2016

120,000 besieged by Assad's forces in Houla, Rastan and Talbiseh facing food and water shortages #Syria

Feb 11, 2016

The harrowing reality of lack of mental health support for our teenagers. bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06…

Feb 08, 2016

Tonight at 7 on #c4news: major investigation into Conservatives #ElectionExpenses - leaked receipts revealed. pic.twitter.com/bbdFIk7mbd


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