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. Rape In Somalia 'Is Normal', HRW Report Finds

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. In a new report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses government soldiers of being amongst those carrying out attacks. It says women and girls displaced by war and famine are particularly vulnerable in displaced ...

  2. Belgium Set To Allow Euthanasia For Children

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. The lower house of the country's parliament is due to discuss the issue but it is expected to become law. The plans stipulate euthanasia would be allowed if the patient is conscious ...

  3. Baroness Nicholson Appointed New Trade Envoy

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne is currently the executive chairman of the Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC). She was personally appointed by Prime Minister David Cameron to act on behalf of the Government to ...

  4. Train Station Bombing Embarrassing For Putin

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. But the Volgograd station bombing shows Russia as a country not in control of its own territory and that is acutely embarrassing for President Vladimir Putin. It should be ‘show time’ in Russia ...

  5. Khodorkovsky: What Will He Do With Freedom?

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. When speculation began over who would be included in President Vladimir Putin's amnesty of political prisoners, it seemed Mr Khodorkovsky would be frozen out – left in his cell just 20 miles from ...

  6. Syria Refugee Response By Europe 'Shameful'

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. The campaign group says European leaders should "hang their heads with shame" over what it calls the pitifully low numbers of refugees being taken in. It says EU member states have pledged to ...

  7. Syria: Thousands More Refugees Need EU Help

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. The campaign group says European leaders should "hang their heads with shame" over what it calls the pitifully low numbers of refugees being taken in. It says collectively EU member states have pledged ...

  8. Putin 'Set To Release Thousands Of Prisoners'

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. The Kremlin typically keeps the contents of the speech secret ahead of its delivery, but the mass release is set to be announced in honour of the 20th anniversary of the constitution. It ...

  9. Putin To Give State-Of-The-Nation Address

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. The Kremlin typically keeps the contents of the speech secret ahead of its delivery, but the mass release is set to be announced in honour of the 20th anniversary of the constitution. It ...

  10. Ukraine Protests: Heat On For Government

    Posted by - Lisa Holland, Foreign Affairs Correspondent. After violent clashes between protesters and police there has been a diplomatic flurry.  Poland has summoned the Ukrainian ambassador. The US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland has visited protesters in the square ...

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