Emma Hurd

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Emma Hurd is the Sky News Middle East Correspondent based in Jerusalem. During 2011, she reported on the anti-Gaddafi uprising in Libya, covering the conflict from Benghazi and Tripoli.

For five years, before moving to Jerusalem, Emma was Sky News Africa Correspondent. During this time she spent weeks working undercover in Zimbabwe to report on the turmoil of the 2008 election and revealed the humanitarian crisis under Robert Mugabe’s rule.

The South African police were also forced to take action after Emma's coverage of the shocking treatment of illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe at the hands of local farmers.

Emma has reported on the post-election violence in Kenya, the crisis in Darfur, child slavery in Ghana, and the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Emma joined Sky News in 1996 and has been a foreign correspondent since October 2000 with this being her second stint in Jerusalem.

During her first posting in the Middle East, Emma reported on a period of dramatic change in the region, including the death of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Israel’s historic withdrawal from Gaza, the election of Hamas, and the 2006 Israel/Lebanon war.

As US correspondent, Emma led Sky News’ New York coverage of the September 11 attacks.

In 2000 she was awarded a gold medal at the New York Film and Television awards for her report on the final months of Israel’s occupation of southern Lebanon and she has twice been nominated as Journalist of the Year by the Royal Television Society.

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Articles by Emma Hurd

  1. Oscar Pistorius Defence Team Rests Case

    Posted by - Emma Hurd, Sky News Correspondent. The athlete hugged his lawyers in court ahead of the brief hearing when his legal team announced they were resting their case for the defence. Defence advocate Barry Roux told the judge he ...

  2. Pistorius Witness Tells Tale Of 'Two Oscars'

    Posted by - Emma Hurd, Sky News Correspondent, in Pretoria. The court heard the athlete famous for his remarkable victories on the track is also stressed and defenceless because of the psychological and physical impact of his disability. The evidence came ...

  3. Pistorius Witness Paints Picture Of 'Two Oscars'

    Posted by - Emma Hurd, Sky News Reporter, in Pretoria. The court heard the athlete famous for his remarkable victories on the track is also stressed and defenceless because of the psychological and physical impact of his disability. The evidence came ...

  4. Pistorius: Court Sees Glimpse Of Turmoil

    Posted by - Emma Hurd, Foreign Correspondent. Advocate Barry Roux, reading from a report compiled by an independent psychologist, rattled through the list of issues: PTSD, depression, anxiety and a risk of suicide. We were told at the start of the ...

  5. Pistorius: Court Hears Of Mental Instability

    Posted by - Emma Hurd, Foreign Correspondent. Advocate Barry Roux, reading from a report compiled by an independent psychologist, rattled through the list of issues: PTSD, depression, anxiety and a risk of suicide. We were told at the start of the ...

  6. Pistorius' Mental Health Key To Murder Trial

    Posted by - Emma Hurd, Sky News Correspondent. The imposing red-brick institution was built in the late 1800s when it was still referred to as a "lunatic asylum". In these more enlightened times it is termed a centre for "psychiatric treatment ...

  7. Pistorius' Mental Health At Heart Of Trial

    Posted by - Emma Hurd, Sky Correspondent, in Pretoria. His expression - grim resignation - said it all: the defence had lost their legal fight to prevent the South African athlete being ordered to undergo a full evaluation of his mental health. Judge ...

  8. Pistorius' Team To Highlight Police 'Errors'

    Posted by - Emma Hurd, Sky News Correspondent, in Pretoria. The athlete's lawyers still have about a dozen witnesses to call as they try to challenge the prosecution's charge that the runner shot his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, deliberately. Already ...

  9. Oscar Pistorius' Tears: Genuine Or Contrived?

    Posted by - Emma Hurd, Sky News Correspondent, in Pretoria. The debate has been raging for days in South Africa over whether his breakdowns are genuine, and for the first time the prosecution has suggested it is all an act. Gerrie ...

  10. Interrogation Pokes Holes In Pistorius Defence

    Posted by - Emma Hurd, Sky Correspondent, in Pretoria. His account of the shooting that left his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead has already been challenged in three days of tough interrogation. This has exposed some of the weaknesses in his defence ...

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