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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 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.

post 14 April 2014
Telling the truth in Ukraine's land of mirrors

Both sides in the Ukraine crisis want the world to hear their version of the truth. But it's not easy when the gulf between word and deed is so great.

video 07 April 2014 World, Rwanda

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Remembering the horrors of the Rwandan genocide

In 1994, 800,000 people were massacred in Rwanda in the worst genocide since the Holocaust. Lindsey Hilsum was the only western journalist in the capital, Kigali. She recounts that terrible episode.

video 07 April 2014 World, Rwanda

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Rwanda 20 years on: one journalist's memories - video

Our international editor Lindsey Hilsum was the only western journalist living in Rwanda when the genocide began. In this moving interview, she talks about the horrors she witnessed.

post 07 April 2014
Memories of horror and guilt after Rwanda's genocide

Lindsey Hilsum was living in the Rwandan capital when the killings began - but it was not before hundreds of thousands of lives were lost that she realised she was witnessing genocide.

video 02 April 2014 World, Syria

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Syrian minister: 'We are not shooting at our own people'

Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad tells Channel 4 News International Editor Lindsey Hilsum that Syrian civilans are safe from government fire - but there will be no mercy with terrorists.

video 01 April 2014 World, Syria

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Back into Homs and the heart of Syria's conflict - video

Homs was once the centre of the revolution. In two years, suburbs were turned to rubble, and it appears to have fallen back under government control. Lindsey Hilsum reports from the iconic city.

post 31 March 2014
Syria's war: no one controls the castle forever

The Islamist rebels who have been occupying the Crac des Chevaliers crusader castle near Homs probably didn't spend much time contemplating the irony of it all.

post 29 March 2014
Defiance and desperation inside the siege of Douma

Rebel fighters in besieged Douma say they will never surrender. But conditions for civilians are becoming desperate.

video 28 March 2014 World, United States

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Can the Saudis persuade Obama to do more for Syria? - video

Will the US do more to support the rebels in Syria? Its sure to be on the agenda when Obama meets the Saudi king. What will the fall-out be? Lindsey Hilsum is in Damascus.

post 16 March 2014
Guns, gangsters and girls - a referendum night Crimean style

"I came downstairs with no problem, but our producer was shoved back into her room on the 4th floor, pistol to her neck, by a man in black. "

post 13 March 2014
Ghosts of history haunt Crimea ahead of referendum

Hundreds of Crimeans queued at banks today, fearing that after Sunday's referendum on rejoining Russia they won't have access to their savings.

post 10 March 2014
Bullets and potholes at the birth of Crimea's new army

It wasn't the best venue for the birth of the new Crimean army - but if you leave one country and join another in less than a month, you have to get on with it as best you can.

post 09 March 2014
Crimea's Tatars: fearing a return to Stalin-era terror

The soldiers came at midnight when the children were sleeping. Sabrie, who was ten, struggled to stay awake as her mother grabbed her little sister and two brothers.

post 05 March 2014
Crimea: Russian forces are in control here, whatever Lavrov says

Sergei Lavrov says the military fatigues who have taken over Ukrainian military bases in Crimea are not Russian soldiers. One colonel tells me: "It's a lie."

post 04 March 2014
Live from Belbek: first Russian shots fired in Crimea

The first shots of the Russian occupation of Crimea were fired overnight at Belbek air force base. Luckily, they were into the air.

video 03 March 2014 World

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Ukraine and Russia on brink of war: the story so far - video

A revolution in Ukraine sparks the threat of war with Russia. So how did we get here? Reporting from Kiev, Channel 4 News tells the story so far.

post 03 March 2014
Tensions in Crimea - a question of identity

They weren't very friendly when we turned up at the besieged Ukrainian marine base at Feodosiya this morning.