Special Reports

Arab revolt: Middle East uprisings

Unprecedented scenes of people power from Tunisia to Egypt - Channel 4 News reports from the heart of the uprisings.



post 24 August 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Migrants or refugees: what's the right word?

After I reported on scenes of desperation at the Greece/Macedonia border, there was nearly as much outrage about the use of language as the plight of the people.

post 03 June 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Could Libya's 4 x 4 daredevils drive out the Islamic State?

They perform dangerous turns in 4x4s on the sand dunes of Misrata. But what chance Libya's young men will turn their testosterone to fight a new enemy, more dangerous than Gadaffi?

article 16 May 2015 World, Egypt
Mohamed Morsi
Mohamed Morsi: death sentence for Egypt's former president

Egypt's first freely elected president, Mohamed Morsi, is sentenced to death along with 105 other members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

post 27 February 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Iraq: why looting can be a good thing

Better that at least some vestiges of previous civilisations be kept safe in the great museums of London, Berlin and New York, courtesy of the colonial looters of yesteryear.

article 23 February 2015 World, Australia
Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohammad (Reuters)
Jonathan Miller by Al Jazeera in Egypt: the inside story

A Channel 4 News investigation raises questions about whether the Qatar-based network did enough to protect its staff in Egypt.

post 23 February 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog 'Down with military rule!' - Sisi and the realpolitik of today's Egypt

What do you do when the only person standing up to your worst enemy is a thug and a bully? Not a playground problem but the realpolitik of the Middle East today.

post 22 January 2015
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Today's anti-IS meeting is fantasy masquerading as policy

With Iraq riven by sectarianism and corruption, don't expect any public statements from today's London meeting of anti-IS nations to bear much relationship to reality on the ground.

post 30 December 2014
How 2014 unfolded - in tweets

In Britain, 2014 was the year of the floods, Ukraine saw a revolution, Scotland almost went indy and the deadly Ebola struck west Africa.

post 08 November 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Berlin 1989 - the miracle that blinded us to the truth about revolution

My generation was blinded by the fall of the Berlin Wall. Bloodless revolutions are few and far between.