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.

  • 18 Sep 2018

    It was all hugs, warm smiles and cheering crowds in North Korea today, as the South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived for a three-day summit with Kim Jong-un.

  • 14 Sep 2018

    It has emerged that two suspected Russian spies were arrested and expelled from the Netherlands earlier this year, after allegedly trying to hack into a Swiss laboratory that tests samples of the deadly nerve agent Novichok.

  • 12 Sep 2018

    The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has allowed military aid to the Saudi coalition in Yemen to continue, despite the increasing concern about civilian casualties, although he insisted ending the civil war remained a priority. Saudi-led forces are pushing to recapture the key port of Houthi rebel-held Hodeidah, where 80% of aid to Yemen comes…

  • 12 Sep 2018

    Today the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea met to celebrate Ethiopian new year. Land borders between the two countries had been closed since fighting broke out, but today families stranded by war and isolation have been reunited.

  • 6 Sep 2018

    Trump advisers have long touted a shadowy exiled cult as an alternative to the Iranian government. The Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) has had a very active propaganda wing for years, but now they have influence at the highest level. They also have a secretive camp in Albania. Lindsey Hilsum went to investigate.

  • 28 Aug 2018

    The most comprehensive report yet for the UN into the war in Yemen has found appalling failure to protect civilians. 

  • 20 Aug 2018

    Britain has decided to end a scheme funding Syrian opposition groups, saying the situation on the ground was making it too risky to carry on. Emergency humanitarian relief will continue, as the last pockets of rebel territory face an imminent onslaught from President Assad’s forces. Jan Egeland, who chairs the UN taskforce on humanitarian access…

  • 17 Aug 2018

    It is the last battlefield in Syria’s seven-year war: Idlib province, where almost three million people fear an onslaught by regime forces backed by Russian bombers. Today Britain promised new emergency aid, including health clinics and new technology to warn of impending airstrikes. But the US has withdrawn $200m worth of funding for projects in Syria.

  • 15 Aug 2018

    Almost 50 people have been killed and scores wounded after a suicide bomb attack on students preparing for university exams in the Afghan capital Kabul. It comes at a time of increased tension in the country, with Taliban forces conducting a wave of attacks on military bases and in the eastern city of Ghazni. We speak to…

  • 13 Aug 2018

    As Turkey’s currency plummets to record lows, President Erdogan has blamed the United States, accusing Donald Trump of waging “economic war against the entire world”. The Turkish lira has lost around 40 percent of its value against the dollar this year, but the financial crisis reached meltdown on Friday after the US doubled tariffs on…

  • 25 Jul 2018

    In Pakistan, results are coming in following an election closely fought between former cricket star Imran Khan and the party of Nawaz Sharif, who’s been prime minister three times, but who’s now in prison on corruption charges. Unofficial results on local TV shows are claiming an early lead for Mr Khan, but amid allegations of…

  • 24 Jul 2018

    Diplomacy on Twitter, two of the world’s most powerful men making agreements behind closed doors, institutions like Nato and the European Union under attack from their closest ally. A quarter of a century ago we were all talking about the end of history. Now, with Trump and Putin in charge, it is the end of…

  • 23 Jul 2018

    It was late on Sunday night when President Trump took to Twitter with a verbal attack on Iran’s leader Hassan Rouhani. Tweeting entirely in capital letters, Mr Trump vowed to respond to any threat from Iran with dire consequences – a warning echoed today by his national security adviser John Bolton, who said any negative…

  • 11 Jul 2018

    The UK has announced that it will send 440 more troops to serve in Afghanistan, bringing the total number of its troops there to more than a thousand. The government made the announcement ahead of discussion at NATO about its military deployments in Afghanistan, which continues to be plagued by Taliban attacks. The extra troops…

  • 10 Jul 2018

    Ethiopia and Eritrea have officially ended their “state of war”, declaring a new era of friendship and peace. Leaders from both countries embraced on the tarmac of Asmara airport and agreed to resume trade, economic and diplomatic relations. A border war at Badme broke out between the two countries in 1998, leaving some 80,000 people…