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.

  • 25 May 2018

    Yesterday it was all off. But today President Trump’s planned summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un could be back on again after he said he was “talking to them now”, declaring “everybody plays games”. Twenty four hours, it seems, is a very long spin cycle in international relations, Trump style.

  • 24 May 2018

    Next month’s summit with the North Koreans was supposed to be a foreign policy triumph for President Trump. He said his threats of military action, often in tweets aimed the leader he mocked as “little rocket man”, coupled with sanctions, had driven Kim Jong-un to discuss abandoning his nuclear ambitions. But today – after the…

  • 16 May 2018

    The United Nations is holding a special session of its top human rights body tomorrow to discuss the killing of scores of demonstrators by the Israeli Defence Forces at the Gaza border fence. Today another country followed the United States by opening its embassy in Jerusalem.

  • 16 May 2018

    While hundreds of Palestinians are mourning their dead, life for most Israelis has largely been unaffected by the Gaza protests. And support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hardline stance against unrest in the enclave remains strong.

  • 14 May 2018

    Hagai El-Ad is executive director of the human rights organisation, B’Tselem.

  • 14 May 2018

    The anger and consequent bloodshed in Gaza was in response to events in Jerusalem.

  • 13 May 2018

    Donald Trump sent his daughter and son-in-law today, while he appeared on video, to celebrate the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. No other countries have their embassies in Jerusalem with diplomats kept an hour away in Tel Aviv – so as not to show support for rival claims to the Holy City. And…

  • 12 May 2018

    On Monday it will be the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. But a day later Palestinians observe Nakba, in which they commemorates the loss of their homes and the beginning of the first Arab-Israeli War. The word means catastrophe. Close to a million Palestinians fled from their homes in the…

  • 10 May 2018

    Israel has launched its biggest assault inside Syria since the start of the civil war – targeting much of Iran’s military infrastructure there. Syria’s military said three people were killed in the attacks. Israeli military positions in the occupied Golan Heights were also shelled overnight.

  • 8 May 2018

    Iran and other countries respond to President Trump’s announcement on the nuclear deal.

  • 30 Apr 2018

    Two bombs in the Afghan capital have left at least 25 people dead. Many of those killed were journalists who police say were deliberately targeted while covering the first explosion. Among them was Shah Marai who was the chief photographer for the French news agency AFP in Kabul. Our international editor Lindsey Hilsum reports.

  • 27 Apr 2018

    A moment in history captured in a handshake, as the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un grasped hands with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in, and they walked together across the border in scenes unimaginable just a few months ago. The two leaders agreed to work towards ridding the entire peninsula of nuclear weapons, along with a peace…

  • 15 Apr 2018

    International Editor Lindsey Hilsum on what the airstrikes mean for international relations with Russia.

  • 14 Apr 2018

    105 missiles aimed at three targets: a military tight rope. Enough to send a message to Syria. Not enough to provoke the Russians. Theresa May declared chemical weapons must not become normalised. Downing Street later added the airstrikes met international laws on humanitarian grounds – although Jeremy Corbyn called them ‘legally questionable’. The attacks began…

  • 11 Apr 2018

    Get ready, Russia, the missiles are coming, President Trump has warned, as he pledged to launch an attack over the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, describing President Assad as a “gas-killing animal who kills his people and enjoys it”. Moscow has already upped the ante, declaring it will send troops to the Syrian town…