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.

  • 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.

  • 19 Mar 2018

    President Putin has said Russia has destroyed all its chemical weapons. In his first comments since the attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, he said that Britain’s claims about Moscow’s involvement were “nonsense”. He was speaking after celebrating his landslide victory in yesterday’s Presidential elections.

  • 18 Mar 2018

    Russian voters have been going to the polls to elect their new president today. The result seems a foregone conclusion with even one of Vladimir Putin’s main challengers admitting she hasn’t a hope of winning.  Our international editor Lindsey Hilsum is in Moscow.

  • 17 Mar 2018

    Moscow has announced it is expelling 23 British diplomats in response to Theresa May’s decision to expel the same number of Russian diplomats from the UK following the Salisbury nerve agent attack. Russia’s foreign ministry also announced it is shutting the British consulate in St Petersberg and the British Council which promotes cultural links. Our…

  • 16 Mar 2018

    Russian ministers and their UK counterparts have been trading insults over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

  • 15 Mar 2018

    France, Germany, and the US have said the nerve agent attack was “an assault on UK sovereignty” and “a breach of international law”. Russia, which has called the UK’s reaction to the nerve agent incident ‘insane’, is gearing up to retaliate over the British expulsion of 23 diplomats.

  • 14 Mar 2018

    After the Prime Minister spoke this afternoon, the response from the Russian government was swift. Their ambassador to the UK described the action as “hostile”.

  • 13 Mar 2018

    After the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, other countries have also been accused of targeting exiles and dissidents. I have been talking to one Rwandan living in the UK who has been warned by police that there is an “imminent threat” to his life from his former government.

  • 7 Mar 2018

    The red carpet was rolled out for the Saudi crown prince’s visit to Britain today, but Theresa May said she would raise human rights issues in her talks with Mohammed bin Salman, as Jeremy Corbyn accused the government of “colluding” in war crimes by Saudi forces in the Yemen civil war. Mrs May strongly defended…

  • 6 Mar 2018

    British businesses are hoping for a bonanza from tomorrow’s visit by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. They’re hoping to benefit from his ambitious plans to modernise the Saudi economy. Since being elevated to the position of Crown Prince last year, he’s led an anti-corruption crackdown and pushed for social reforms, including allowing…

  • 26 Feb 2018

    He is already one of the world’s most powerful politicians. Is he about to be given the job for life? China’s ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping the two-term limit of President Xi Jinping. That means he could remain in office indefinitely. And it gives some indication of how successful he has been in crushing…

  • 23 Feb 2018

    Aid needs to get in, the wounded need to get out. Syrian forces have kept up their relentless bombardment of the rebel-held suburb of eastern Ghouta, with anti-government activists saying more than 30 people were killed there today. But a UN resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire that was expected to go to the Security…