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.


post 19 October 2014
Armenians in Aleppo regard Turkey as 'first enemy'

At least half of Aleppo's Armenians have left the country. Once again, their community is divided and endangered. And once again, they regard Turkey as the chief cause of their problems.

video 18 October 2014 Syria

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Living with war in Aleppo - video

Syria's second city has seen some of the fiercest fighting of the civil war, but some people living there just want to forget the carnage, whatever way they can.

post 17 October 2014
Living in Aleppo: half-built buildings with no walls

The physical damage to Aleppo is shocking, but the destruction of people's lives will be much harder to repair.

post 16 October 2014
Driving through a war zone to Aleppo

Driving to Aleppo, the Springsteen song My City of Ruins began to play in my head. But Aleppo is nowhere near rising up - and it may yet have further to fall.

post 08 October 2014
Would I have been expelled if I'd joined the Guides in 2014?

If they had been the youthful feminist activists they are today, I might have been more enthusiastic and less of a pain-in-the-arse during my brief stint as a Girl Guide, writes Lindsey Hilsum.

post 06 October 2014
Yazidi MP wins award for passionate defence of her people

The Iraqi Yazidi MP Vian Dakhil, who wept as she exhorted the world to save her people from Islamic State militants, wins a prestigious award for her courage.

post 30 September 2014
Hong Kong and the People's Republic of Censors

If you want to buy a yellow ribbon to tie round your ponytail, don't bother to look online in China. The phrase "yellow ribbon" has been censored. And it's not hard to work out why.

post 29 September 2014
Hong Kong: how much unrest will China tolerate?

The demonstrators are a new generation, but they all know what happened in Tiananmen Square on 4 June 1989, when the Communist Party crushed a student protest in Beijing with tanks.

post 22 September 2014
Murdered in the fight to build a democratic Libya

18-year-old Libyan civil society activist Tawfik Bensaud was killed on Friday, probably by Islamists. His friends are now struggling to keep faith in the democratic state they dream of.

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.