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Lindsey Hilsum

International Editor
Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News' International Editor.
Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News International Editor.

Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News International Editor, and the author of Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution, an account of the fall of Colonel Gaddafi.

She also reported the "Arab Spring" from Egypt and Bahrain. She reported from Belgrade in 1999 when NATO bombed Serbia, from Baghdad during the 2003 US invasion, and covered the Fallujah assault in November 2004. Her reports from Africa, the Middle East and Russia have earned her several awards. From 2006-8 she was the Channel 4 News China Correspondent, based in Beijing. In 1994, she was the only English-speaking journalist in Rwanda when the genocide started.

She has been with Channel 4 News since 1996.

Show:

post 16 September 2014
The inward-looking rump UK that will follow a yes vote

If Scotland gains independence, the UK's influence and power will be increasingly consigned to history.

post 06 September 2014
Inside the shards and rubble of Luhansk airport

As we picked our way through the shards and rubble, we found a discarded DVD case - it was for the Arnold Schwarzenegger film "End of Days". It did indeed look like a scene from the apocalypse.

post 04 September 2014
'Tell them please don't think that Putin will stop at Ukraine'

All day long I've been watching Ukrainian armour retreat west, writes Lindsey Hilsum, who met a man with a stark warning for Nato leaders meeting in Wales.

post 04 September 2014
Pride and despair along the country roads of Ukraine

This war is damaging lives across Ukraine, far from the cities that usually feature in news reports. Even if a ceasefire comes soon, it will be years before normality returns to peoples' lives.

video 02 September 2014 World, Ukraine

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Evidence of Russian presence in Ukraine - video

A million people have now fled the conflict in Ukraine, according to the United Nations - as Kiev accused Russia of bolstering an invasion force.

post 29 August 2014
Ukraine: lessons Putin must learn from Russian invasion of Afghanistan

President Putin seems confident as he says one thing and does another - denying Russian soldiers have crossed the border despite overwhelming evidence is classic Soviet doublespeak.

post 26 August 2014
Neither dawn nor dignity in Libya

Libya's rival factions are called Dawn and Dignity. But fighting means it has little chance of achieving the new dawn or the life of dignity the 2011 revolution promised.

video 26 August 2014 Libya

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Libya's descent: extremists fight for control - video

In 2011 they were all revolutionaries trying to overthrow Gaddafi. Now, says Lindsey Hilsum, Islamists are battling secularists for control in Libya - and the west is ignoring the country's implosion.

video 24 August 2014 World, Libya

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Is Libya now a failed state? - video

The capital's airport has fallen into the hands of the Misrata militia allied with jihadi extremists. Once hailed the success of the Arab Spring, is Libya tearing itself apart?

post 22 August 2014
Hamas gunmen execute 18 suspected informers

Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza execute 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel a day after Israel tracked down and killed three top Hamas commanders.

post 20 August 2014
James Foley: the danger is this murder will not be the last

Nothing is happening by chance. If we characterise militants from Islamic State as simply barbaric and savage we are failing to understand their strategy or the extent of the danger they pose.

post 19 August 2014
Islamic State: how western policy is scrambling to catch up

Some say the US and Europe should, while holding their noses, embrace Assad. That may not only be distasteful but also self-defeating: Assad has engineered this situation.

post 15 August 2014
Who is Iraq's new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi?

The barbarians are inside the property. The task is urgent, but the changes needed will take many months and years. Haider al-Abadi has an all but impossible task.

post 13 August 2014
Ancient Yazidi culture faces attempted genocide - again

Heirs to a fascinating and idiosnycratic religion, the Yazidi community of Iraq has faced countless attempts at oppression, but its current plight could be the most dangerous yet.

video 12 August 2014 World, Ukraine

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Why is Russia sending 'aid convoy' to Ukraine? - video

Russia is sending 280 aid vehicles to eastern Ukraine bearing food, generators and medicine to help the hundreds of thousands pro-Russian citizens - but is there a more sinister motive?

video 12 August 2014 UK, Iraq

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Is attacking the Islamic State all about oil? - video

The west's actions in Iraq have a dual agenda, says International Editor Lindsey Hilsum: one, to protect the people threatened by the Islamic State, the other to safeguard American interests.

post 12 August 2014
It's complicated: who's on whose side in Syria and Iraq

There are so many different power blocs and interest groups in Iraq and Syria that it is almost impossible to predict where events might lead.

post 11 August 2014
Iraq: the last days of Maliki?

As long as Nouri al Maliki refuses to step down, the Iraqi government is doing no governing at all, let alone getting a grip on the military disaster to the north.

video 06 August 2014 World, Iraq

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Thousands of minority Iraqis marooned on mountain - video

Iraqi government forces bomb the city of Mosul, held by Islamic State militants. The fighting comes as Kurdish officials report that thousands from Iraq's Yezidi minority are in danger of starvation.