Jonathan Franklin

Jonathan Franklin


Jonathan Franklin is an award-winning journalist published in 30 languages around the world. He regularly reports for the Guardian, Washington Post, Dagbladet, Der Spiegel, Jerusalem Post, Sydney Morning Herald and Rolling Stone magazine, among many others. His investigative reporting has been used by CBS 60 Minutes, A&E TV, The BBC and numerous documentary productions worldwide. Franklin lives with his wife Toty Garfe and their six daughters in Santiago, Chile. His coverage of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground attracted worldwide attention and his non-fiction book on the subject, The 33, was published to great acclaim in 2011.

Jonathan’s latest book, 438 Days, the story of Jose Salvador Alvarenga, the Salvadorian fisherman who was adrift in the Pacific Ocean for 14 months on a small boat, will be published by Macmillan in the UK and Atria in the US in Autumn 2015.

Jonathon Franklin @FranklinBlog

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Chaos Currency - wonder why bitcoin surges? When formal institutions crack, replacements arrive. These images hardly represent a "strong dollar" - history will judge. For now I'm calling Bitcoin "the chaos currency."


"David Bowie is even better on morphine" - near death experience from Guardian scribe


Patagonia Wild - who doesn't want space? Tompkins Conservation has saved amazing landscapes full of wildlife and trails and tranquility. My latest article here


Brilliant Reporting

Pepa Hoffman, Jefa de la Udi llamó a “evitar el canibalismo en nuestro sector, poder recuperar esa sintonía con la ciudadanía" convertido en vegano vas a recuperar


This is how the Chilean insurrection began - high school students fighting for justice. Today they led the nation to historic constitutional reform. Amazing.

Why is one of the suspects a member of the Chilean navy? According to La Tercera?

Desolador e indignante. Al igual que la vandalización de iglesia de Carabineros y saqueos. Violencia y destrucción absurda que en nada contribuye a superar la crisis que vive el país. 12 horas de fiesta masiva pacífica borrada en unos pocos minutos.

Did he buy any pizza on the way?

Chile Insurrection Year #2, Day 1
Protests against social inequality rage on......not one to favor burning historical buildings but this free market model in Chile is mad. I do remember when my daughter was born in Chile outside the 9am-5pm protocol I got hit with a 50% surcharge

Chilean Insurrection raging on anniversary of Oct 18 uprising last year. Getting hectic out there

Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change a nation - in Chile it was the teenage high schoolers who led the insurrection.

Siempre estaré del lado de los estudiantes, de los poetas como Raúl Zurita, de los artistas e intelectuales. Nunca estaré del lado de los empresarios, los milicos cobardes, los canutos fanáticos, los idiotas e ignorantes. Siempre estaré del lado correcto de la vida.

Best Father Daughter audio book in years ...

My street savvy colleague bringing us the latest from the Chilean rebellion, one year on....

El muerto extraño de Yoshua Osorio - 18O