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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.

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post 22 July 2014
What is Hamas trying to achieve in Gaza?

As diplomats try to find a way out of this crisis, how Hamas is fighting Israel? What is the military strategy and what does it hope to achieve?

post 21 July 2014
Searching for the truth about MH17

The nuttiest conspiracy theory I've seen so far has it that flight MH17 was full of the bodies of those who died on flight MH370, the aircraft that disappeared over the Indian Ocean back in March.

post 15 July 2014
William Hague, Angelina Jolie and British imperial decline

There was a reason why outgoing foreign secretary William Hague teamed up with the film star in the campaign to end warzone rape.

video 14 July 2014 World, South Africa

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South African writer Nadine Gordimer dies, aged 90 - video

She was the author of 30 books, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and one of the literary world's leading voices against apartheid. International Editor Lindsey Hilsum looks back at her life.

post 03 July 2014
Palestinians, Israelis and an eye for an eye: why it never stops

"Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith The Lord." It's not often I'm moved to quote the New Testament but it seems appropriate here in the Holy Land where no-one takes any notice of it.

post 27 June 2014
Fear and loathing in Baghdad

I was in Baghdad in 2003, filming "shock and awe". Despite the violence, it was a time of hope. But now the Iraqi capital is riven by terrorism and state-sponsored violence.

video 26 June 2014 UK, Iraq

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Hague flies to Baghdad for Isis talks - video

The Foreign Secretary William Hague tries to persuade Iraqi political leaders to form an inclusive government to fight Isis, who control much of the north of the country.

post 26 June 2014
Salwa Bugaighis: Libyan human rights activist who took on Gaddafi

The Libyan human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis has been shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in Benghazi on the day of the country's general election.

post 25 June 2014
Karbala's holy shrines, under threat from Isis

It was all too easy to imagine the carnage and devastation if the extremists of Isis try to carry out their threat to attack the most holy place in Shia Islam.

post 23 June 2014
The Iraqi sheikh who wants the British 'to stand by us'

Sheikh Mustafa Jboori has seen enough strife in Iraq, but thinks the current crisis is worse than 2006 - and Saddam Hussein.

video 16 June 2014 World, Iraq

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From Bush to bloodshed: origins of the Iraq crisis - video

International Editor Lindsey Hilsum charts the origins of crisis in Iraq - from the ousting of Sunni dictator Saddam Hussein, through the consolidation of Shia power, and resulting in more bloodshed.

post 10 June 2014
Why we must recognise the needs of the children of rape

This week's Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict must show that helping the children of rape is as important as acknowledging the suffering of their mothers.

video 08 May 2014 World, Ukraine

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Putin has a change of heart over Ukraine - video

The Russian president has unexpectedly urged pro-Russian separatists to call off this weekend's unofficial independence referendums. International Editor Lindsey Hilsum reports from eastern Ukraine.

post 01 May 2014
The rolling stone that changed rock and pop forever

Bob Dylan's 1965 song "Like a Rolling Stone" changed rock and pop forever. Now fans have their chance to get their hands on musical history as the original pages to its lyrics will be auctioned in New

video 29 April 2014 World, Syria

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New Syria gas attack claims - video

Authorities are investigating new claims of attacks using chlorine gas in Syria as many more are also killed in fighting in Homs and Damascus.

post 18 April 2014
The power of parody in eastern Ukraine

The tired looking young men in t-shirts and combat fatigues manning the barricades in Slovyansk say they are not going anywhere.

article 17 April 2014 World, Ukraine
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Overnight clashes raise tensions in Ukraine - video

At the end of day-long talks in Geneva all parties seemed to step back from the precipice, following fast moving events in Eastern Ukraine is our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum in Donetsk.

post 16 April 2014
Bread not bullets: Ukraine's locals and soldiers against war

As we saw the crowds gathering round the Ukrainian armoured personnel carriers parked near the railway tracks in Kramatorsk we thought we might encounter a hostile crowd.

post 15 April 2014
'We don't accept Ukraine's government - it's not legitimate'

Lindsey Hilsum travels through the farmlands outside Donetsk with a convoy of pro-Russian separatists, as they move to confront a group of Ukrainian army soldiers.