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.

In 2015 she reported on the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe and from Syria. Previously she covered the conflict in Ukraine, and the "Arab Spring." In 1994 she was the only English-speaking journalist in Rwanda when the genocide began and in 1999 reported from Belgrade on the NATO bombing of Serbia.

She reported from Baghdad during the 2003 US invasion and covered the Falljuah assault in 2004. From 2006-8 she was the Channel 4 News China Correspondent. She has won several awards including Royal Television Society Journalist of the year and the Charles Wheeler Award.


post 27 September 2016
Presidential debate: the verdict on campus

I watched the Presidential debate with about 100 students at Stony Brook University, Long Island, where Iżm on a one-semester fellowship. At least here they were allowed to cheer and clap, unlike the

post 19 November 2015
We cover bomb attacks in Beirut too but you show less interest

Iżm just back from Paris - exhausted and not a little upset by what I saw and heard. One of the few good things to come out of these bleak few days is the sudden interest in atrocities committed in

post 19 October 2015
Britain and China: 200-year-old lesson learnt, but is it too late?

Britain is going all out to get Chinese investment and to increase British exports, but the Chinese are pragmatic too. They'll invest where they will get a good return and import the best products.

post 06 October 2015
Syria: catching the bus to Islamic State's capital

"If you have a young man of army age in your bus or someone they think is a spy, there's nothing you can do. They take them off the bus, beat them and send them back to Raqqa."

post 05 October 2015
Palmyra: Syrians condemn destruction of ancient site

People sometimes say that foreign journalists make too much of the wanton demolition in historical sites such as Palmyra and Nineveh. People's lives matter more, they say.

post 01 October 2015
Tartus, the town where Syrians believe Putin should be king

In President Assad's heartland the Russian decision to start air strikes on Syrian rebel positions is being hailed by ordinary people, who hope they mark the beginning of the end of a long war.