Stories from Leo Hornak

BBC World Service producer, London

I'm The World’s BBC producer in London. I joined in January 2013, having previously worked as a producer at BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and BBC 2’s Newsnight.

I also make radio documentaries for the BBC, covering everything from suicides in India and music in Ghana to pro-life Christianity in Britain.

I occasionally venture into print- in the past  The Sunday Times, the Independent and Timeout Mumbai have been kind enough to accept my scribblings.

My work has won prizes at the One World Media Awards, and the New York Festivals.

I'm also a founder of In The Dark- a non-profit devoted to screening strange and wonderful pieces of radio in strange and wonderful venues.

Recent Stories

Global Scan

An 'uncontacted' tribe emerges from the Amazon — and into the dangers of modern life

Whatever drove them to it — perhaps encroachment on their land by illegal loggers or cocaine producers — an isolated Amazon tribe has made contact with the outside world, and that carries great risk for them. In the Middle East, Israelis and Palestinians talk of the risks they live daily from renewed conflict. And British intelligence conveniently loses some potentially incriminating documents, in today's Global Scan.

Global Scan

Brazil wins the title for most faked injuries in the World Cup

Updated

The drama has been intense on the field during the World Cup... and then there have been the games. The Wall Street Journal tallied up the theatrical moments of feigned injuries — and Brazil is the clear winner. At least in Brazil, women can attend the matches. Not so in Iran. And the US warns travelers away from visiting much of Africa, all in today's Global Scan.