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

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 21, 2015

My comment piece @guardian: as Britain reopens embassy in #Tehran, time to re-examine history. #Iran #Irandeal…

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

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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."
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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.

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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The global spread of jihadi extremism - video — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. Quite apart from the gruesome activities IS, the similarly-motivated Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria is spreading terror into neighbouring Cameroon.
Jan 19, 2015

The caliphate everyone fears - apart from the government in whose territory it lies. #BokoHaram #Nigeria #c4news

Jan 19, 2015

RT @lindseyhilsum: The caliphate everyone fears - apart from the government in whose territory it lies. #BokoHaram #Nigeria #c4news

Jan 19, 2015

The other caliphate? @lindseyhilsum reports on how Boko Haram is spreading terror into neighbouring Cameroon: #c4news

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Sep 02, 2015

RT @LizSly: Hey world, the reason there's a refugee crisis in Europe is that there's a mega-tragedy going on in the Middle East…

Sep 02, 2015

@AbdulAnsar01 What a strange tweet. I wasn't there. But I have the right to go wherever I want without your comment. Thank you.

Sep 01, 2015

RT @bouckap: #Munich police ask people 2 stop bringing donations 2 trainstation 4 #SyrianRefugees, say 'overwhelmed' by amount of assistance. Solidarity.

Sep 01, 2015

Tonight @Channel4News I'm pulling together latest on refugees and migrants in #Hungary. Many protested at station bcs barred from travel.

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