Paul Conroy

Paul Conroy

Author

Paul Conroy is a photojournalist and documentary maker, who began his career in the military. He has worked in warzones all over the world, taking photographs and making films for the BBC, Sky TV and the Sunday Times, amongst others.

Conroy was one of the first journalists to enter Libya when the uprising there began in 2011, and his talents meant he was soon teamed with the Sunday Times’ Marie Colvin, hailed as the greatest war reporter of his generation. The pair smuggled themselves into the besieged city of Misrata at a time when most of the foreign press corps had decided it was too dangerous to stay. They ended up covering the brutal shelling of the city for two months, longer than any other journalist team. He spent the next six months working in Libya with Colvin, before working together again in Syria in early 2012 to report on the atrocities being committed. It was to be the pair’s last assignment together. Colvin was killed in a rocket attack in Homs, Syria in February 2012.

Paul’s memoir, Under the Wire, was published by Quercus in June 2013.

Publications

Under the Wire: Marie Colvin’s Final Assignment @@reflextv

Excellent & conclusive work we now wait the OPCW ITT report which is tasked to attribute blame https://twitter.com/eliothiggins/status/1220466854038249472

Great piece of work @bellingcat Truthers & deniers wiping themselves into a storm of denying reality - end of the month with pay day approaching no doubt https://twitter.com/nataliaantonova/status/1220350445501272064

Iraqi security forces kill at least 12 protesters in renewed crackdown

#IraqProtests #Baghdad http://amn.st/60121eiNY

He’s one of the very best of his generation. His voice and reports are instantly memorable particularly from Africa. He’s a wonderfully humane man with an extraordinary gift with words. But his work has taken a huge personal toll ⁦@fergalkeane47⁩ https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51236199

Our latest on the OPCW Douma debacle, this time doing what none of the denialists and truthers bother to do, actually looking at what a false flag would entail, and why it's ridiculous when you look at what would be required. https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2020/01/23/the-opcw-douma-leaks-part-3-we-need-to-talk-about-a-false-flag-attack/

@arwaCNN @clarissaward @reflextv @RichardEngel @andersoncooper @AC360 @CNN @MSNBC @maddow @allinwithchris @Don_Lemon_CNN It saddens me that stories like this one from a #Syrian friend, don’t have the power to move the world to action. 💔😢#ifOnlyYoudListen #SaveIdlib #SaveSleppo https://twitter.com/muhmmadabonassr/status/1220262447673638919

Thank you for an incredible evening Paul Conroy @reflextv #underthewire documentary, heartbreaking, heartwarming #mariecolvin #syria @thesundaytimes @electriccinema

I went to see the @UnderTheWire documentary last night about #MarieColvin ‘s last days in #Syria narrated by amazing photographer Paul Conroy @reflextv - chilling images and such a powerful story that needs to be told again and again

Acting alone, #Russia carries out intense massacres in Syria https://twitter.com/scdaleppo/status/1220027196405944321

Opinion: As a travelling doctor, I’ve witnessed the world’s worst crises – but Syria is unprecedented https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/syria-war-idlib-refugee-crisis-un-aid-humanitarian-doctor-a9294231.html

WATCH 'A Butcher by Any Other Name' Documentary here #Syria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dXSvfu_yPo&feature=youtu.be

How many more innocent Syrians must die in cold blood before the world looks their way? https://twitter.com/scdaleppo/status/1219724041898078209

After a day of widespread tragedy and exhausting work in rescue operations, our teams ended their operations in #KafarNoran in #Aleppo. The bodies of 10 people, including 4 children, were retrieved after they were buried under the rubble of their house by Russian airstrikes.

#WhiteHelmets saved 4-year-old Dania among 280 people, including 82 children and 42 women they were able to rescue from the rubble after #Russia and #Syria kept up non stop bombing reign of terror against civilians this month via @SyriaCivilDef @stephenfry @UNICEF

Leaked clip reveals #QasemSoleimani role in killing hundreds Syrians in massacre of Baba Amr in Homs
American expert publishes video of Assad defense minister revealing his role in planning to kill civilians & destroy residential neighborhood & level it to the ground.

@reflextv https://twitter.com/AlArabiya/status/1219590466284310528

Just read the impressive interview with photographer Paul Conroy about the film “A Private War” on Syria and the life & death of legendary journalist Marie Colvin. We should indeed be ashamed of the Syrian massacre that has been ongoing since 2011.

‘Nitpicking’ - the act of comprehensively examining all evidence available and forming conclusions based on science and reason https://twitter.com/piersrobinson1/status/1218571295492857857

@hxhassan We reported very early on the Iranian role, during the Baba Amr battle, though not with the detail that Soleimani was there https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-officials-iran-is-stepping-up-lethal-aid-to-syria/2012/03/02/gIQAGR9XpR_story.html

A big & unprecedented admission from the Syrian regime about Iran’s role in the Syrian uprising’s earliest moments.

Defense Minister Gen Ali Ayub:

“I met Qassem Soleimani in 2011, and the 1st battle we planned & carried out was in Homs, Baba Amr.” https://youtu.be/qHSsPTyNWWg

4 years ago I was a citizen journalist. Now I can't believe @forsamafilm has 4 nominations for @BAFTA & 1 #oscar. I’m so happy to support female citizen journalists all over the 🌎. Share your story with us. Waad x #femalefilmmakerfriday #Actionforsama