Lisa Holland

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Award-winning Foreign Affairs Correspondent Lisa Holland covers major news stories from around the globe. Lisa was integral to Sky News’ coverage of the Arab Spring spending much of 2011 in Libya. She was one of the first journalists allowed into Tripoli, by the Gaddafi regime, at the start of the uprising and continued to cover events in Tripoli until the fall five months later. Her exclusive interview with Colonel Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam drew widespread praise.

In 2010, a time when Colonel Gaddafi was still very firmly in power, Lisa secured unprecedented access to Libya to make the documentary Libya: The Stolen Children which was subsequently short-listed for a Royal Television Society award.

Lisa has covered the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon and has reported from most of the countries in the Middle East. Lisa went into Baghdad with the US marines as Saddam Hussein fell and was one of the first western journalists to enter Eastern Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban in 2001.

Working in Afghanistan was a remarkable experience for Lisa, but one which was blighted by the deaths of four fellow journalists who were shot dead when the convoy in which she and the Sky News team had been travelling in from Jalalabad to Kabul, was ambushed by the Taliban.

The end of the war in Iraq saw Lisa exclusively reveal an increase in birth deformities in the Iraqi city of Fallujah. Other major events that Lisa has reported on include the Mumbai siege, the Asian tsunami and the Bali bomb.

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Articles by Lisa Holland

  1. World Leaders Wait For MH17 Smoking Gun

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. Whilst America has stopped short of specifically blaming Russia  for the loss of nearly 300 lives on flight MH17, it has accused Moscow of fomenting the turmoil in the region.  President Obama and ...

  2. Ukraine Rights Abuses Flagged Up By Amnesty

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. After the collapse of the pro-Russian government of President Yanukovych in February this year, Russia seized control of Crimea and separatists in the east of the country have been fighting Ukrainian government forces ...

  3. Fight Against Taliban 'Isn't Going Too Well'

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. For many years that meant a concerted campaign against British and Coalition forces operating in the country. But with the countdown to a pull-out of foreign forces by the end of the year ...

  4. Jihadist Threat 'To Increase With Afghan Pullout'

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Lord Richards of Herstmonceux said the current fighting in the Middle East should serve as a "wake-up call" to the West. Lord Richards - who stepped down ...

  5. Ex-Defence Chief Warns Over Jihadist Threat

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. In an exclusive interview with Sky News, Lord Richards of Herstmonceux said the current fighting in the Middle East should serve as a "wake up call" to the West. Lord Richards – who stepped ...

  6. How ISIS Sells Its Militant Message To The World

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. But some warn against overestimating the power of ISIS' use of the net, believing its ability to groom recruits online may be overplayed. Either way, policing the internet to block its use by ...

  7. US Military Action In Iraq Crisis 'High Risk'

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. But President Obama doesn't have long to consider his options with ISIS threatening to push forward towards the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Last year, President Obama abandoned plans for punitive military strikes in ...

  8. MH370 Data Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. But soon after its publication both the families and aviation analysts scouring the details said the information added little that was new. And what's more it lacked the finer detail enabling other ...

  9. Syria's Assad Finds Chemical Weapons Loophole

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. In September last year, an alleged sarin gas attack in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta led to an agreement with the international community that was meant to see him hand over his stockpile ...

  10. Nigeria Attack Puts Terror Group On Map

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. They are a group of militants already well-established in their aims and their successes - but the scale of this attack is unprecedented. Their name in their local language means "Western education is sinful ...

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