Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News International Editor, and has covered many of the conflicts of recent years including in Syria, Ukraine and the Arab Spring.
She was in Baghdad for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, and in Belgrade for the 1999 NATO bombing. In 1994, she was the only English-speaking correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide began.
She has won awards from the Royal Television Society and BAFTA amongst others, and received the 2017 Patron’s Medal from the Royal Geographical Society.
She has just published a biography: “In Extremis - the Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin”.
Her last book, “Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution”, was described by the Observer as “an account with historical depth to match dramatic reportage.”
Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro is being blamed for his country’s deadliest episode of the pandemic yet – with a highly transmissible variant, and warnings from doctors reporting more young people being admitted to hospitals with the virus than ever before.
Leaders of Mozambique’s military say they have retaken the coastal town of Palma, over a week after it came under attack by Islamist militants. The army claimed a “significant” number of extremist fighters had been killed, and that residents who had fled the area are now starting to return. Dozens of people died when the…
Scientists are increasingly worried that the second wave of coronavirus ripping through Brazil could endanger the rest of the world.
There has been speculation that she might be released if Britain paid a debt it owes Iran for tanks purchased and never delivered more than 40 years ago.
The British-Iranian woman Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe has had her ankle tag removed at the end of her five year sentence – although she’s been ordered to return to court in Tehran on Sunday and can’t yet return home to London. Her husband Richard Radcliffe described it as a “mixed day” – although Nazanin was “genuinely…
The Pope has arrived in Iraq for an historic three-day visit to the country, surrounded by tight security.
Nigeria’s President has ordered a massive military operation following the safe return of nearly 300 schoolgirls who were kidnapped last week – the latest in a string of abductions.
International aid groups have condemned the UK’s decision to slash up to 50% of its funding to support humanitarian efforts in Yemen
Today, a German court found a former member of President Assad’s secret police guilty of facilitating the torture of prisoners.
Boris Johnson has told global leaders at the virtual G7 summit that there is “no point” in countries vaccinating their own populations if they don’t help to ensure the “whole world” gets protection.
The man who inspired the Hollywood film ‘Hotel Rwanda’ has gone on trial in Kigali, charged with terrorism and murder.
India’s daily infection rates have shrunk from 100,000 a day to fewer than 10,000 – without a mass vaccine rollout or the universal wearing of masks.
A young climate activist in India has been arrested and accused of sedition, after claims that she edited and circulated a document posted online by Greta Thurnberg which suggested ways to support India’s farmer protests.
The UN’s top human rights body has called on Myanmar’s military government to release the elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi
A Zimbabwean journalist has taken his fight to expose corruption in a musical direction.