Lindsey Hilsum Bio, Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Husband, Height, C4, Rwanda and Books

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Lindsey Hilsum Biography and Wiki

Lindsey Hilsum is An English journalist and writer. In addition to regularly contributing to The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Guardian, New Statesman, and Granta, she serves as the international editor for Channel 4 News.

Lindsey Hilsum Education

Lindsey studied French and Spanish at the University of Exeter after attending Worcester Grammar School for Girls.

Lindsey Hilsum Age and Birthday

What age is Lindsey Hilsum? Lindsey is 64 years old as of 2022. She was born on 3 August 1958 in the United States.

Lindsey Hilsum Nationality and Ethnicity

What nationality is Lindsey Hilsum? Lindsey is of British nationality by birth. She is of mixed ethnicity/heritage/ancestry. READ MORE: Michael Wignall 

Lindsey Hilsum Parents | Family

Lindsey is the daughter of Professor Cyril Hilsum and Betty Hilsum. Herfatheis a physicist best known for his work on the foundations of contemporary LCD technology is her father.

Lindsey Hilsum Husband

Hilsum does not currently have a husband and is not married. In her 60s, she is still engaged in her line of work.

Lindsey Hilsum Height

Lindsey stads at a height of 4 feet 4 inches.

Lindsey Hilsum Net Worth

Lindsey has an estimated net worth of $2 Million.

Lindsey Hilsum Rwanda

Lindsey was embedded with a frontline marine unit during the 2004 US assault on Falluja, and in 1994, when the genocide in Rwanda first started, she was the sole English-speaking foreign correspondent there.

Lindsey Hilsum Books – Sandstorm

Her debut book, Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution, was released by Penguin Press in the US in May 2012 and Faber in the UK in April 2012. It was named to the Guardian First Book Award 2012 shortlist. In November 2018, Farrar, Straus and Giroux released her second book, In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin. In January 2019, Chatto & Windus released it in the UK. The biography category of the 2019 Costa Book Prize shortlist included this book.

Lindsey Hilsum C4

The international editor for Channel 4 News is Lindsey Hilsum. She has written about all the major wars, including those in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She covered the uprisings in Libya, Bahrain, Egypt, and Bahrain in 2011. She has also made extensive reports from Iran and Zimbabwe, and from 2006 to 2008, she served as the China correspondent for Channel 4 News. She worked as an aid worker before becoming a journalist, first in Africa and then in Latin America.

Lindsey Hilsum Views

Hilsum stated in an interview with The Oxford Student in 2010 that “American news media almost never shows images of death, of killing, of injury – the result was that people thought it was a blood-free war, and that affects how people feel about what their government does.”

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The Arab news media, in contrast, broadcasts much more graphic depictions of the reality of war. She contends that the key consideration in determining what is appropriate to broadcast from conflict areas is whether “you are using those images as propaganda, or whether you are using them to try and tell people the truth about war.” Although she acknowledges that this “is a very difficult thing to get right,” she is adamant that a foreign correspondent should not use emotive imagery “to make a political point.”

Lindsey Hilsum Awards

Hilsum received an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex in 2004 and has won numerous accolades, including the Charles Wheeler Award, James Cameron Award, Amnesty International, Voice of the Listener & Viewer Award, Royal Television Society Journalist of the Year, and One World Broadcasting Trust Award. She received the Patron’s Medal from the Royal Geographical Society in 2017. For In Extremis, she was awarded the 2018 James Tait Black Memorial Prize in Biography.