Nick Thorpe is a BBC (mostly radio) correspondent who has been stationed in Budapest, Brussels, and intermittently in Jerusalem.
A BBC Biography can be found here:
Nick Thorpe joined the BBC in February 1986 as Budapest Correspondent, a role he resumed in 1996 after a period in print journalism. Between 1989 and 1996 he was the Observer's East Europe Correspondent.
Based in Brussels, he is responsible for covering Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and the surrounding region including the Balkans.
Nick is also a film-maker and in 1997 he made the short feature Vigilance for Duna Television, Hungary.
He has made two documentaries: The Fairy Island (1993) for Duna Television, Hungary; and The Vineleaf and the Rose (2001) for MTV in Hungary, which won an award for best cinematography at the Mediawave International Film Festival in 2001.
He read Modern Languages at the University of Reading and after graduating in 1982 he attended the University of Dakar, Senegal and the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.
Nick was born in February 1960 in Upnor, Kent.