Leo Hornak is a former reporter and producer in London for PRI's The World. He previously worked at BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and BBC 2’s Newsnight.
Leo also make radio documentaries; his report on the US green card lottery was made into an hour long story for This American Life.
He occasionally venture into print — in the past The Sunday Times, the Independent and Timeout Mumbai have been kind enough to accept my scribblings.
Leo's work has won prizes at the One World Media Awards and the New York Festivals.
And, Leo is also a founder of In The Dark- a non-profit devoted to screening strange and wonderful pieces of radio in strange and wonderful venues.
The supercars and their super-rich owners are back. Every spring, certain exclusive neighborhoods of London change. Usually quiet backstreets fill with the roar of revving engines and screeching tires. Parking bays fill with exotic creations. A Rolls in bright purple. A Merc encrusted with thousands of Swarowski crystals. And this year, a fleet of supercars with a matching gold finish.
The Taliban group said it was targeting Christians celebrating Easter. Lahore residents lined up outside hospitals to donate blood for those wounded.
In Pakistan, the official legal punishment for defiling the name of the Prophet Muḥammad, is “death and nothing else.” Much of the pressure to promote and prosecute blasphemy cases is coming from a surprising source: the legal profession.
One for one. That's the new principle underlying a dramatic new plan announced by European Union negotiators today to deal with the continent’s ongoing migrant crisis. The proposal has already been described as a "death blow" to the asylum system by human rights group Amnesty International.
Not every criminal gang is content with traditional targets. This week, a jury in Britain convicted thirteen members of the so-called ‘Dead Zoo Gang’ of involvement in a series of highly specialised robberies, with targets including rhino horns, museum treasures and Chinese antiquities.
French officials have begun dismantling a portion of a large migrant camp in the port city of Calais. Authorities were forced to put out a fire at a makeshift shelter and riot police were on hand after migrants began throwing stones inside the camp known as the Jungle. The government plans to relocate migrants to reception centers.
The FBI and Apple are battling over whether Apple must help the government gain access to the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter, reigniting America's ongoing debate of the balance between national security and individual privacy. But the same tension is also being felt in Europe.
In Britain, a civil war between two old schoolmates and political rivals has broken out. A few months from now, Britons will go to the polls to vote on whether the country should exit the European Union, and go it alone.
When you think of World War I, you probably think of trenches. And stalemate. But it turns out that the amount of time British soldiers spent in trenches was less than we thought.
Paul Cowan is a man who loves his job. He just can't hide it. One of the first items he shows me is the office's collection of novelty umbrellas.