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.

  • 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…

  • 10 Apr 2018

    President Trump has promised a ‘”forceful” response to the apparent chemical attack. So what could that mean?

  • 9 Apr 2018

    A judge in Washington DC has unsealed evidence suggesting that the Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin was targeted by the Syrian government when she was killed in Homs in 2012. The documents are part of a civil case brought by Colvin’s family, who claim that orders to kill her and other journalists in an artillery…

  • 9 Apr 2018

    Donald Trump has promised he’ll make a decision on how to respond to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma within 48 hours, and probably by the end of the day. Military action remains on the table, he confirmed, as the US discussed a joint response with its British and French allies. As the President…

  • 6 Apr 2018

    South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma has appeared in court to face corruption charges linked to an arms deal that dates back to before he became the country’s leader. Zuma was dogged by the claims against him throughout his presidency, before he was finally forced from office two months ago. Today, in a defiant appearance…

  • 27 Mar 2018

    Last night we reported from Kenya on the impact of data mining, fake news and the intervention of firms such as Cambridge Analytica and its parent company SCL in the contentious 2017 election there. Yesterday, we spoke to the leader of the opposition, Raila Odinga. Did dirty tricks and data harvesting play a part in…

  • 26 Mar 2018

    When we investigated Cambridge Analytica, the company’s bosses boasted of helping swing last year’s presidential election in Kenya. Now we have further evidence about the fake news and attack ads targeting the opposition leader during the polarised and disputed election. We speak to opposition leader Raila Odinga.