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Lindsey Hilsum is Channel 4 News International Editor, and author of Sandstorm; Libya in the Time of Revolution.

In Assad’s heartland, villagers see Russians as saviours — The village of Jebleh is a good place for plane-spotters. Last week dozens of Russian fighter-bombers - Sukhoi Su-24s, 25s and 35s - took off from the Bassel al-Assad airbase less than a mile away, roaring through the cloudy autumn skies towards their targets in Syria's north and east.
Oct 03, 2015

RT @guardian: In Assad’s heartland, villagers see Russians as saviours

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Britain’s embassy in Iran: a reminder of a difficult shared history — When the foreign secretary visits Tehran on Sunday to reopen the British embassy after a closure of nearly four years, he will doubtless talk of new beginnings. Now Iran has signed a deal limiting its nuclear programme, the way is clear for new business contracts, new opportunities, a new chapter.
Aug 20, 2015

'Philip Hammond should acknowledge events such as the British-backed coup of 1953'

Aug 20, 2015

My @guardian blog on the reopening of Britian's embassy in #Tehran. Time to acknowledge our history? #Iran

Aug 20, 2015

UK should apologise to Iran for its part behind the 1953 coup when re-opening the Tehran embassy, says Lindsey Hilsum

Aug 20, 2015

"Iran is the only place in the world where they think the US is Britain’s poodle"

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Saif al-Islam Gaddafi: the prophet of his own doom — When the judge condemned him to death by firing squad, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi was not in court. The man who once thought he would rule Libya is being held more than a hundred miles west of Tripoli in the town of Zintan, prisoner of a militia that rejects the authority of those who control the capital.

Interview: Omar al-Bashir — Interview: Omar al-BashirBy Lindsey Hilsum, Channel 4 Lindsey Hilsum's interview with Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan.October 17, 2008 LH: You've been in power almost 20 years. What have you achieved? O al B: Since we came to power, we have had distinct goals - we have achieved peace in Sudan, especially South Sudan through the agreements we made.

On the border and in the crossfire: Cameroon's war with Boko Haram — Platoon commander Etienne Fabassou was not surprised by the Boko Haram ambush. Just a few days earlier, one of his colleagues had found a bullet in an envelope outside the Cameroonian military outpost at Zelevet where he is based, less than half a kilometre from the border with Nigeria.
May 13, 2015

My @Guardianworld report, with elite #Cameroonian troops chasing #BokoHaram on the #Nigeria border. Pix by Soren Munk…

May 13, 2015

'On the border and in the crossfire: Cameroon's war with Boko Haram.' From The Guardian in the UK:

May 14, 2015

On the border and in the crossfire - Cameroon's war with Boko Haram:… fascinating reporting from @LindseyHilsum.

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Islamic State 'withdraws from Yarmouk camp' — They are still fighting Aknaf Beit al Maqdis, a local militia allied to Hamas, on the outskirts of Yarmouk. "Today there are no more IS militants inside Yarmouk," said "Mustafa Ahmed", who uses a pseudonym to disguise his identity. "Most of the militants are at the frontline between IS and the Aknaf brigades in the south eastern part near the hospital."

It’s What I Do by Lynsey Addario review - a war photographer’s journey to motherhood — The myth of the brave and ruggedly handsome but inwardly tortured war photographer has long had a grip on the popular imagination - think Richard Boyle in Oliver Stone's film Salvador. Don McCullin was the real-life version of the legend.
Apr 09, 2015

RT @lindseyhilsum: My @GuardianBooks review of photographer @lynseyaddario's pacey memoir of kidnap, war & motherhood. #goodread http://t.c…

The Rainy Season — For years, the rainy season would bring up bodies that had lain where they were slaughtered. You might see clothes floating in a flooded field or stumble across a leg bone or a child's skull, half covered in mud. Nowadays, the rain lifts memories to the surface.
Apr 07, 2015

Memories and lies: the piece I write for @GrantaMag before the 20th Anniversary of the #Rwanda genocide…

Islamic State fighters smash historic statues in Iraq — Nineveh, on the site of modern day Mosul, was the capital of the Assyrian empire that lasted nineteen centuries from 2500 to 605 BC. But, according to archaeologists, most if not all the statues in the Mosul museum are replicas not originals. The reason they crumble so easily is that they're made of plaster.
Feb 26, 2015

Only silver lining in #ISIS museum-smashing video? Experts say most pieces are replicas…

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In Conversation: Anjan Sundaram and Lindsey Hilsum — Anjan Sundaram and Lindsey Hilsum discuss the Central African Republic, genocide and Martha Gellhorn. Dear Anjan, It's taken me a while to sit down and write to you while the ideas sparked by your piece have been going round in my head.
Feb 16, 2015

RT @GrantaMag: 'our job is to report on the coarseness of life’ @lindseyhilsum and @anjansun discuss genocide and reportage.…

Feb 16, 2015

Why break your back on a rutted road? A conversation abt reporting between @anjansun and myself in @Granta Mag…

Feb 16, 2015

My conversation with writer/reporter Anjan Sundaram about genocide, honesty and driving along rutted roads to get...

Feb 17, 2015

How we report and write, and why we do it. A conversation between @anjansun and myself on genocide and rutted roads.…

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Nov 26, 2015

Every time I do a @speakrs4schools talk I'm impressed by the enthusiastic and penetrating questions students ask @QPCS @creativetallis

Nov 26, 2015

Bright, engaged, thoughtful students at @QPCS this morning where I was giving a @speakrs4schools talk on international reporting.

Nov 25, 2015

RT @PaulKingstonNNP: Picture I took of the beautiful sunrise this morning at Middleham Gallops in North Yorkshire. #WinterIsComing

Nov 25, 2015

@yesilpelikan First pictures taken by Turkish TV and distributed by agencies. Later pix by rebels. Clear distinction.

Nov 24, 2015

@AntonyMaxo Don't be bonkers. I'm not even in Turkey, I'm in London! I couldn't possibly have filmed it.

Nov 24, 2015

@SergeyKofanov @AlArabiya_Eng Tension has been building for a while bcs of Russia bombing Turkmens. Erdogan clear on that today.

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