Stuart Hughes

Journalist, landmine survivor, Welshman.


Stuart Hughes

Stuart Hughes is a Senior World Affairs Producer with BBC News.



Reporting Conflict: Are The Risks Worth It?

Discussion with Roger Bolton, the BBC's Lyse Doucet and Frontline Club founder Vaughan Smith.
Feedback, BBC Radio 4 Link to Story

Veterans remember VE day

Memories of the end of World War 2 in Europe, 70 years on.
BBC News Link to Story

Mediterranean migrant crisis

Funerals for 24 people killed in the Mediterranean Sea are held in Malta.
BBC News Link to Story

Peter Greste: Coping with confinement

Al-Jazeera correspondent Peter Greste discusses his 400 days in an Egyptian prison.
BBC College of Journalism Link to Story

Exit, Far Right

How does Sweden try to deradicalize violent Neo-Nazis?
BBC News Link to Story

A season of uncertainty

Sweden's Sami reindeer herders fight against plans for a large iron ore mine on their grazing lands.
BBC News Link to Story

Bosnia's wartime rape survivors losing hope of justice

For many survivors of rape during the Bosnian War, the long wait for justice continues.
BBC News Online Link to Story

A journalist and his typewriter

UN Correspondent Gordon Martin - An analogue journalist in a digital age.
BBC News Online Link to Story

At least 70 journalists killed in 2013

Leading press freedom group says the Middle East has become a "killing field" for journalists.
BBC TV News Link to Story

Syria: Changing Media Coverage

Panel discussion on reporting Syria in partnership with the Overseas Press Club of America.
Frontline Club Link to Story

Lance Armstrong: The master storyteller

Were the disgraced cyclist's supporters too ready to believe the fairytale?
BBC News Online Link to Story

The US Navy Seal who went from Chris to Kristin

After 20 years as an elite US Navy Seal, Kristin Beck decided to come out publicly as transgender.
BBC News Online Link to Story


Stuart Hughes

Stuart Hughes is one of the BBC’s most experienced and respected news producers. He has covered pivotal news events from Europe to South East Asia, including the 9/11 attacks, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Arab Uprisings, the death of Nelson Mandela, the Syrian civil war and the migrant crisis.

While reporting from Iraq in 2003, Stuart was critically injured when he stepped on an anti-personnel landmine, which led to the amputation of his lower leg. After learning to walk again, Stuart resumed his career using a state-of-the-art prosthesis.

Stuart is a patron of the Mines Advisory Group, a charity which has cleared unexploded ordnance in more than 40 countries.

Stuart’s campaigning work against landmines was recognised when he was selected to carry the Olympic Torch in London in July 2012.

Stuart also works to raise awareness of the physical safety issues faced by journalists operating in war zones and the potential psychological toll of reporting conflict.

He is a member of the advisory committee of the Rory Peck Trust, the only charity in the world dedicated to improving the safety and welfare of freelance news gatherers and their families. He is a consultant to the International News Safety Institute, a member of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and a regular speaker and moderator at the Frontline Club in London.

Stuart is often called on to share his personal experience of journalism and conflict with government departments, major corporations, academic institutions and NGOs. He is a sought-after chairman and panelist at international media conferences. He is also a visiting lecturer in journalism at a number of leading universities and writes about emerging trends within the news industry for the BBC College of Journalism.

Stuart Hughes is an Ochberg Fellow at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York and a Kiplinger Fellow at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.