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Lindsey Hilsum

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International Editor — Channel 4 News

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

Should reporters still be heading into warzones?

The Return by Hisham Matar review - where my father was massacred

theguardian.com — Not knowing the date his father died "complicated the boundary between life and death," writes Hisham Matar in his lyrical memoir of returning to his native Libya. This sense of living in the in between is pervasive: Matar is in between countries and in between states of being.

Guardian first book award: all the winners

theguardian.com — Winner: Physical by Andrew McMillan Winner: Physical by Andrew McMillan Man v Nature by Diane Cook The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible by Peter Pomerantsev Grief Is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter The Shore by Sara Taylor Winner: Young Skins by Colin

In Assad’s heartland, villagers see Russians as saviours

theguardian.com — 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.

Britain’s embassy in Iran: a reminder of a difficult shared history

theguardian.com — 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.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi: the prophet of his own doom

theguardian.com — 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

david-kilgour.com — 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

theguardian.com — 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.

Islamic State 'withdraws from Yarmouk camp'

channel4.com — 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

theguardian.com — 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.
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Aug 23, 2016

@DavidMapstone They're just following what he said like sheep....

Aug 23, 2016

RT @DavidMapstone: Ram-packed. A neologism. Corbyn surely meant jam-packed. Yet, news reports etc now saying ram-packed as if it's a word.…

Aug 23, 2016

@KarlreMarks I need your diagram of the factions and connections in Syria... Can you retweet? It's the only way of making sense of it all...

Aug 22, 2016

@GTLynes1 @Channel4News I don't report the UK. I'm the International Editor. I report foreign news.


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