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.

  • Published on 8 Sep 2017 Sections

    Syrian government forces have launched a new advance towards the besieged military airport in Deir Ezzor, in an effort to recapture the base from Islamic State militants. Russian and Syrian jets pounded the area overnight, targeting IS positions with more than 30 strikes.

  • Published on 7 Sep 2017 Sections , ,

    Syria has accused Israel of conducting an overnight strike on a military base in Hama province, in the west of the country. A Syrian monitoring group claims missiles may also have targeted a chemical weapons manufacturing facility there.

  • Published on 1 Sep 2017 Sections ,

    It’s never happened before – a presidential election in Africa annulled by the courts. Today the Kenyan Supreme Court ruled that last month’s tense, but largely peaceful, presidential election has to be held again.

  • Published on 31 Aug 2017 Sections ,

    At least 26 Rohingya Muslims have drowned as they tried to escape from the violence in Myanmar. Officials said three rickety fishing boats sank in the rough waters off Bangladesh.

  • Published on 30 Aug 2017 Sections , ,

    At least 18,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled the worsening violence in northern Myanmar over the last few days – many of them stranded in no man’s land on the border as they try to reach Bangladesh. Government troops have launched what they call ‘clearance operations’ against Rohingya insurgents, but both sides have accused each other…

  • Published on 25 Aug 2017 Sections

    More than two dozen people have died in violent clashes in the northern Indian town of Panchkula after the religious guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was found guilty of rape. As the verdict was announced, crowds of angry followers went on the rampage, setting fire to government buildings and railway stations, smashing up cars and…

  • Published on 22 Aug 2017

    The top US commander for the Middle East says the first new US forces will arrive in Afghanistan within days or weeks. This after an abrupt volte face from President Trump, who reversed his previous calls to pull American troops out.  Instead Mr Trump declared “we will fight to win”.  It’s what his national security advisers…

  • Published on 21 Aug 2017 Sections

    The owner of a home-made submarine has told Danish police that a missing journalist died in an accident on board, then he buried her at sea. Thirty-year-old reporter Kim Wall disappeared more than a week ago after going on board the vessel on an assignment. The owner, Peter Madsen, was arrested hours after his submarine…

  • Published on 18 Aug 2017

    As the massive police manhunt continues, latest reports say a Spanish court has issued an order to find and capture four suspects linked to the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks. Police believe they were the work of a wider terror cell, with as many as 12 people involved. So what do we know about the police operation and what…

  • Published on 17 Aug 2017 Sections

    The Saudis have now destroyed the last building in the heart of a Shia town in the east – the centre of growing unrest which the authorities are blaming on ‘terrorist’ groups. Meanwhile dozens of people have died in the clashes and thousands are being displaced as their homes are razed to the ground.

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections ,

    Salman Abedi’s older brother, Ismael, is still being questioned by police after being arrested in Chorlton, Manchester, yesterday. But his parents and other family members are now living back in Libya. Today his younger brother, Hashem, was arrested in Tripoli on suspicion of having links with the Islamic State group and his father has also…

  • Published on 28 Apr 2017

    European leaders have raised the prospect that Northern Ireland could rejoin the EU if voters approve the idea of Irish unity in a border referendum.

  • Published on 26 Apr 2017 Sections

    Battling for France’s blue-collar vote and employing all of her political guile, far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen upstaged her centrist rival Emmanuel Macron by making a surprise campaign stop today at a factory threatened with closure.

  • Published on 20 Apr 2017 Sections

    He was one of the best-known anchors on US television. Will Bill O’Reilly’s sacking by Fox News scupper the Murdoch family’s plans to buy Sky?

  • Published on 12 Apr 2017 Sections , , ,

    There was no special friendship award this time: the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has met the Russian president Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin, at a time when relations between the two countries have sunk to a new low.