Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News' International Editor and the author of 'Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution'.
In recent years she has covered the early weeks of the Trump administration, conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, terror attacks in Europe and the journeys of refugees. Previously she reported the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In 2011 she was an eyewitness to the Arab Spring uprisings in Libya, Egypt and Bahrain. She has reported extensively from Iran and Zimbabwe, and was Channel 4 News China Correspondent from 2006 to 2008. During the 2004 US assault on Falluja, she was embedded with a frontline marine unit, and in 1994, was the only English-speaking foreign correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide started.
She has been Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year, and won the Charles Wheeler Award and the James Cameron Award as well as recognition from the One World Broadcasting Trust, Amnesty International and BAFTA.
Her writing has been featured in the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Observer and Granta, among other publications. She is currently writing a biography of the late war correspondent, Marie Colvin. Before becoming a journalist, she was an aid worker, first with OXFAM in Latin America and then with UNICEF in Africa.
Donald Trump’s 77 minute press conference last night has been described as unprecedented. Unhinged. Or, according to his chief of staff a “fantastic job”. And jobs, specifically American ones – are at the centre of Mr Trump’s speech tonight in Charleston, South Carolina.
President Trump has been hitting out at what he called the ‘dishonest’ media – claiming that despite reports of chaos, his administration is running like a ‘fine tuned machine’. In a long and at times subdued press conference, Mr Trump also repeatedly defended his election victory.
There was plenty more from that Donald Trump press conference with the Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu, the US leader appearing to move away from America’s longstanding commitment to a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict.
The EU’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini, went to Washington to meet the Trump administration. Potentially tricky talks, with the new president’s support for the European Union in doubt. Our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum is in Washington.
The Trump administration is to return to court later to seek to reinstate its ban on travellers from seven, mainly-Muslim, countries.The restrictions had been lifted by judges at the weekend and some families have managed to fly into the US today.
The Trump administration put Iran “on notice” this week, and today the White House made its move, issuing a series of sanctions targeting Iran’s ballistic missile programme.
Donald Trump has been venting his fury in another series of early morning tweets.
How is this upheaval being felt in communities across America, and particularly in those areas that helped vote Donald Trump into office?
The announcement that the ban would take immediate effect, and the lack of clarity about its exact terms, led to confusion and protests at airports across America over the weekend.
President Trump’s executive order closing the nation’s borders to refugees was put into immediate effect last night. Refugees who were mid air when the order was signed were stopped and detained at US airports – which has already prompted legal challenges. Our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum reports from Washington tonight on the fallout.
Tomorrow, Mr Trump will be speaking by phone with Angela Merkel and the Russian leader Vladmir Putin.
Donald Trump is still in Philadelphia where Republicans have been huddled at their group retreat – ironically it’s one of the ‘sanctuary cities’ which the President has targeted for offering safe havens to undocumented immigrants. Our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum is there.
Just four days into his presidency and brushing aside accusations that he’s playing fast and loose with the facts, Donald Trump is moving swiftly to cement his political agenda, today pushing ahead with two controversial oil pipelines, much to the dismay of environmentalists.
So how are Americans who voted for Donald Trump reacting to President Trump’s first few days in office and the row with the media here in Washington?
That’s what Mr Trump’s team are calling the cascade of false truths that have been dominating the new Presidents first day and a half. He is now locked in a bitter row with the media over the numbers that attended his inauguration. Contrary to photographic evidence, he and his officials claimed that more people had…