• 24 Feb 2014

    On the trail of Ukraine’s most wanted man – video

    There is one question burning on everyone’s lips: where is President Viktor Yanukovych? Lindsey Hilsum, international editor, brings this live from Ukraine.

  • 15 Oct 2013

    From the outside, Kim Jong-un appears to have cemented his control – but tales from defectors suggest there is more dissent and revolt in North Korea than meets the eye.

  • 22 Feb 2011

    Egypt and Tunisia have made us believe “the revolution will be televised”, and that this is the era of “social media revolution” where demonstrators are organised by Twitter and Facebook, but Libya might yet prove that even when state TV is controlled, and the internet is largely shut down people can still bring down governments.

  • 9 Feb 2011

    In a police state, officials are able to treat people with contempt. In Tahrir Square, the young, well-educated English-speaking demonstrators talk a lot about freedom and human rights. Everyone talks about corruption. But the poor and the religious talk mostly of dignity, pride and justice.

  • 11 Feb 2010

    They’ve been shouting “Allah Akbar” from the rooftops since 10 o’clock last night. They say they’ll whistle throughout President Ahmadinejad’s speech later this morning. It’s the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, and Iran’s Green Movement protestors are gearing up for action. But the government has been preparing too.

  • 2 Feb 2010

    There are two Iran clocks – a democracy clock and a nuclear clock. But which is ticking faster? Lindsey Hilsum blogs for Channel 4 News.

  • 17 Sep 2009

    Mary Travers and the death of revolution

    Alas, poor Mary, I did not know her well. She is dead of cancer at 72. But her influence and that of Peter, Paul and herself on we sixties, flower power, bead-strewn, long-haired, Afghan-coated creatures, was huge.