Jon Swain


writer & foreign correspondent


Jon Swain hostage in the Ethiopian desert 1976

Jon remembers his release from captivity in Ethiopia in the 1970s, following the release of a British couple held hostage in Somalia. The Times, 15 November 2010


Jon looks back at Aung San Suu Kyi's 22 years under house arrest shortly after her release. The Sunday Times, 14 Nov 2010


Jon uncovers evidence of a cover-up over a love affair in the heart of Zimbabwe's ruling class. The Sunday Times of South Africa, 24 Oct 2010. The Sunday Times of London, 24 Oct 2010



Cambodia Trial. On the eve of the verdict in the trial of one of Pol Pot’s most notorious killers, Jon speaks to the man credited with hunting down Comrade Duch. The Sunday Times News Review, 25 July 2010

Book review: The Good Soldiers by David Finkel,
The Sunday Times 25 April 2010
"Nobody who goes to war comes home in one piece...[this] book, better than any I have come across, makes it possible for the rest of us to understand why."


Zimbabwean diamond

Mugabe's Dirty Diamonds
The Sunday Times Magazine 4 April 2010