Lindsey Hilsum’s 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.”
Thousands of people have held a vigil in Beirut, a week after the devastating explosion which the city’s governor said has left 220 people dead.
After days of mounting pressure Lebanon’s prime minister has announced his government’s resignation.
One group – including former army officers – have tonight stormed the Foreign ministry building, declaring it would become the headquarters for “a revolution”.
The Lebanese president has rejected calls for an international investigation into the port explosion which has killed at least 154 and left thousands more injured.
Today was a day of national mourning in Lebanon, but the hunt for survivors of Tuesday’s explosion continues. As do the bitter recriminations.
The famously resilient soul of Beirut trampled unmercilessly once more.
Huge explosions have rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut – causing extensive damage in the port area of the city.
Scores of opposition supporters in Zimbabwe have been arrested trying to protest about government corruption.
For the third week running, tens of thousands of Russian demonstrators have been protesting against the arrest of a popular regional governor.
In Malta, there has been a new twist in the trial of the men accused of murdering investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Our International editor Lindsey Hilsum was at the Foreign Office for us.
The US State Department announced new sanctions today on some employees of Chinese tech companies, including Huawei, for their involvement in human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region; home to the country’s persecuted Uyghur community.
Aid agencies are warning that COVID-19 could soon cause humanitarian disasters in the world’s most fragile states.
As if it couldn’t get any worse for the people of Syria, they now have Covid-19 and an economic collapse to add to the woes created by nine years of civil war. Now, international donors have pledged $7.7 billion at a virtual fundraising conference to support its troubled economy, which has seen food prices jump…
Warning: this report contains some distressing images. How much did the United States know about allegations that a Russian spy unit offered cash bounties to militants linked to the Taliban to kill Coalition forces in Afghanistan? Amid reports that intelligence was passed on to the highest levels of the White House, politicians from both sides…