Reflections: Lindsey Hilsum

Talk May 25, 2010 7:00 PM

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In the fifth of this series Vin Ray, former BBC executive will be in conversation with International Editor for Channel 4 News Lindsey Hilsum.

Lindsey Hilsum has recently returned from China where she spent two years as China correspondent and head of the Beijing bureau. She covered the uprising in Tibet, the Sichuan earthquake and the Olympics.

As International Editor, she won the 2005 Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year Award for her reporting from Fallujah and Beslan, amongst other stories.

She reported the 2003 war in Iraq from Baghdad for 10 weeks, and has returned to Iraq several times.

During the NATO Kosovo campaign she was in Belgrade; she has also spent extended periods in Zimbabwe and the Middle East.

She won the 2003 Royal Television Society Specialist Journalist of the Year award for her reports from the Palestinian refugee camp at Jenin, and has twice won awards from Amnesty, including one for her coverage of the genocide in Rwanda in 1994.

Previously she reported for the BBC, the Guardian and other newspapers from Africa and Latin America, where she was an aid worker for OXFAM and UNICEF.

She is a regular contributor to the New Statesman, the Observer and Granta.