Honorary doctorate for Isabel Hilton

THE University of Stirling is to bestow an honorary Doctorate to Scots journalist, Isabel Hilton.

Born in Aberdeen, Hilton’s career in journalism has spanned television, print and radio.

She began her journalistic career at STV, before moving into print journalism and serving as a feature writer with The Sunday Times, covering home and foreign affairs.

In 1986, she joined The Independent newspaper as the Latin America editor, reporting widely from the region. She later served as the European Affairs editor and covered the end of the Cold War and the subsequent elections in Central and Eastern Europe. She has contributed extensively to the BBC and has reported on topics as diverse as the genocide in Rwanda and economic reforms in China.

Hilton is to be awarded her honorary Doctorate on Friday.

Meanwhile, she has been a presenter on What the Papers Say, The Late Show and Radio 4’s The World Tonight and has presented Radio 3’s Night Waves since 1999.

She has lectured extensively on foreign affairs and, with an MA in Chinese from Edinburgh University, has a particular interest in China. She is the founder and editor of www.chinadialogue.net, a bilingual Chinese English website recognised as an unique, independent source of information on environmental and climate issues.