Lindsey Hilsum , International Editor

Lindsey Hilsum’s is Channel 4 News International Editor, and has covered many of the conflicts of recent years including in Syria, Ukraine and the Arab Spring.

She was in Baghdad for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, and in Belgrade for the 1999 NATO bombing. In 1994, she was the only English-speaking correspondent in Rwanda when the genocide began.

She has won awards from the Royal Television Society and BAFTA amongst others, and received the 2017 Patron’s Medal from the Royal Geographical Society.

She has just published a biography: “In Extremis - the Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin”.

Her last book, “Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution”, was described by the Observer as “an account with historical depth to match dramatic reportage.”

  • 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.

  • 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…