Lindsey Hilsum , International Editor

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.

  • Published on 22 Aug 2017

    The top US commander for the Middle East says the first new US forces will arrive in Afghanistan within days or weeks. This after an abrupt volte face from President Trump, who reversed his previous calls to pull American troops out.  Instead Mr Trump declared “we will fight to win”.  It’s what his national security advisers…

  • Published on 21 Aug 2017 Sections

    The owner of a home-made submarine has told Danish police that a missing journalist died in an accident on board, then he buried her at sea. Thirty-year-old reporter Kim Wall disappeared more than a week ago after going on board the vessel on an assignment. The owner, Peter Madsen, was arrested hours after his submarine…

  • Published on 18 Aug 2017

    As the massive police manhunt continues, latest reports say a Spanish court has issued an order to find and capture four suspects linked to the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks. Police believe they were the work of a wider terror cell, with as many as 12 people involved. So what do we know about the police operation and what…

  • Published on 17 Aug 2017 Sections

    The Saudis have now destroyed the last building in the heart of a Shia town in the east – the centre of growing unrest which the authorities are blaming on ‘terrorist’ groups. Meanwhile dozens of people have died in the clashes and thousands are being displaced as their homes are razed to the ground.

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections ,

    Salman Abedi’s older brother, Ismael, is still being questioned by police after being arrested in Chorlton, Manchester, yesterday. But his parents and other family members are now living back in Libya. Today his younger brother, Hashem, was arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of having links with the Islamic State group and his father has also…

  • Published on 28 Apr 2017

    European leaders have raised the prospect that Northern Ireland could rejoin the EU if voters approve the idea of Irish unity in a border referendum.

  • Published on 26 Apr 2017 Sections

    Battling for France’s blue-collar vote and employing all of her political guile, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron by making a surprise campaign stop today at a factory threatened with closure.

  • Published on 20 Apr 2017 Sections

    He was one of the best-known anchors on US television. Will Bill O’Reilly’s sacking by Fox News scupper the Murdoch family’s plans to buy Sky?

  • Published on 12 Apr 2017 Sections , , ,

    There was no special friendship award this time: the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met the Russian president Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, at a time when relations between the two countries have sunk to a new low.

  • Published on 11 Apr 2017 Sections , , ,

    There’s no G7 backing for Boris Johnson’s call for new sanctions against Russia and Syria after last week’s chemical attack on a rebel-held town. The G7 said they don’t want to push Russia into a corner.

  • Published on 10 Apr 2017 Sections ,

    After the chemical weapons attack and retaliatory US missile strike, Syria is dominating the conversation tonight between foreign ministers of G7 nations at a summit in Italy.

  • Published on 7 Apr 2017 Sections , , ,

    President Trump prides himself on his unpredictability. Well, last night he proved the point.

  • Published on 6 Apr 2017 Sections ,

    He lost 25 members of his family: his wife, his nine month old twins: pictures of Syrian shopkeeper Abdul-Hamid Alyoussef carrying their bodies have been shared around the world – a symbol of the horror of the suspected chemical attack in Idlib.

  • Published on 5 Apr 2017

    Tonight President Trump has called the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria an affront to humanity, saying his attitude towards Syria and President Assad had now “changed very much”.

  • Published on 4 Apr 2017 Sections

    A massacre, a war crime, a reprehensible act. Leaders around the world have condemned the alleged nerve agent attack in Syria, which killed dozens of people, many of them children, and left hundreds more injured.