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. Obama And Castro Share Historic Handshake

    Posted by - Lisa Holland. US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro met in a small conference room in Panama, where they sat side by side. Mr Obama said the event was "obviously a historic meeting", adding that his ...

  2. Obama And Castro In Historic Meeting

    Posted by - Lisa Holland. US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro met in a small conference room in Panama, where they sat side by side. Mr Obama said the event was "obviously a historic meeting", adding that his ...

  3. Obama And Castro Gear Up For Historic Meeting

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. He's in Panama today for a gathering of leaders from across the Americas - but it's a meeting expected to take place on the sidelines of the summit which will attract the ...

  4. Cuba May Be Taken Off Terror Sponsor List

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. US President Barack Obama spoke by phone with his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro - before the two are due to share the same stage at a Summit of the Americas in Panama. It will ...

  5. Serbia: Eight Held Over Srebrenica Massacre

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Sky News Correspondent. Serbian police arrested eight men accused of taking part in the slaughter of more than 1,000 Muslim men and boys at a warehouse on the outskirts of Srebrenica.  Altogether, more than 8 ...

  6. Reasons For Optimism Over Ukraine Ceasefire

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Sky News Correspondent. Despite an agreement in Minsk last weekend between Moscow and Kiev, fighting has continued in eastern Ukraine. The two sides have been battling for weeks for control of Debaltseve and Ukraine says 80 ...

  7. Exclusive: Death Pact Of IS-Fighting Britons

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. Jamie Read and James Hughes told how they dodged bullets during chaotic patrols with Kurdish forces after recording a "goodbye" video for their families in case they died. They described spending hours lying ...

  8. Pistorius Could Plead Case At Sentencing

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. :: Click here for the latest on this story as Oscar Pistorius arrives in court to be sentenced Pistorius was cleared just over a month ago of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but was ...

  9. Ashya's Parents Face Separation From Their Son

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. Officers from Hampshire are flying out to the Costa del Sol to speak to Brett and Naghemeh King who have spent a night away from the child they risked everything for, taking him ...

  10. Ukraine: Can Merkel Broker A Breakthrough?

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. First the meeting with Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko must send a united message to the Russians. Her visit comes just days before Mr Poroshenko will hold crucial talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin ...

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