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

Ten years ago today, my friend and colleague, the incomparable British photographer Tim Hetherington, was killed covering the civil war in Libya. Tim and I had spent a year together shooting video for our documentary, Restrepo, about an American platoon in combat.

Today we remember @GettyImagesNews Photographer Chris Hondros, killed ten years ago on April 20, 2011, in a mortar attack by government forces in Misrata, Libya. Chris covered the world’s conflicts for Getty Images, including conflicts in Iraq,

It's really tough to capture everything contained within my new long read for @newlinesmag w/ Michael Weiss. So I'll explain some of the bigger disclosures of this insane story in the thread below. 1/

https://newlinesmag.com/reportage/how-an-email-sting-operation-unearthed-a-pro-assad-conspiracy-and-russias-role-in-it/

"Working Group on #Syria" worked w #Russia officials in The Hague, New York, Geneva, and London in attempt to discredit #OPCW inspections of #Assad chemical attacks

Group's #McKeigue also wrote of network including @WikiLeaks & lawyer at Int'l Criminal Court

#Syria #WarCrimes https://twitter.com/EA_WorldView/status/1384486991773900802

Boris Johnson due to meet high level officials in the world of football today to discuss super league announcement... Families of Covid dead have been trying to meet him for over a year. Nice to see where his priorities lay. Go figure...
#BorisJohnson #Covidfamilies

Free @navalny. https://twitter.com/BBCWorld/status/1383506708916363265

I might forgive Matt Hancock not declaring his stake in his sister’s company which got NHS contracts or awarding billions to pals and donors and some bloke who owned his local pub had he not also presided over one of the worst Covid death tolls in the world.

Just so you’re keeping up:

- PM: gave his lover £126,000 of public funds + £700k loan
- Chancellor: lobbied treasury for ex-PM
- Health Sec: 15% stake in a firm won NHS contract
- Home Sec: Nigerian gas lobbying
- Trade Sec: friend awarded PPE contract to offshore accountancy

Will it never end
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-56768601

I write in We Are Bellingcat about counterfactual communities that emerge around various topics and how state actors use them by amplifying their conspiracy theories for their own ends by giving them a platform in the state media or at high level public events: https://twitter.com/N_Waters89/status/1382821459425394689

Well done all 👍

Great news ! Two broadcast award nominations for @Channel4News - #deterringdemocracy in News and Current Affairs and @forsamafilm in the documentary category - Congrats to all the teams

Imagine calling yourself a "journalist" and participating in a dog and pony show organised by the main belligerent in the Syrian conflict to whitewash a mass atrocity perpetrated by its client. https://twitter.com/aaronjmate/status/1382888867133542403

.@HamishDBG will be in conversation with @CWBookshop on Tuesday 1st June to talk about the paperback publication of his thrilling, inspiring memoir #ChemicalWarrior. For more information and to get tickets, visit: https://tickets.mp/ZXZlbnQ6MTQzMQ==

Meet Dr. Saleyha Ahsan, the first British Muslim woman to graduate from Sandhurst. The A&E doctor, journalist, filmmaker, and Internews Trustee, is highlighted by her accomplishments in the Inspiring Women series by @BradfordLitFest.
https://www.bradfordlitfest.co.uk/blog/inspiring-women-dr-saleyha-ahsan/

Rola will be appearing live on BBC World Service's Newsday programme tomorrow morning at 7:40 BST to talk about our latest project to Save Syria's Schools.

Listen live here below:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w172xv2l0qbt3g2

Special Investigation: ‘Mind Boggling’– US Experts Speak Out Against Appointment of New UK Government Counter-Extremism Chief – Byline Times https://bylinetimes.com/2021/04/13/special-investigation-mind-boggling-us-experts-speak-out-against-appointment-of-new-uk-government-counter-extremism-chief/

Did you see my last update and her demand for action from the Foreign Secretary?

The good news is the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) are starting to take notice of you and the 73,262 other people who signed this petition and have agreed to meet us next week.

This Saturday at 21:10 & Sunday 15:10 GMT @BBCNews will air the #BBCPanorama: ’#SyriasSchoolsUnderAttack’. If you haven't already, please watch the #documentary.

If you fund one school 🌟
✅ We'll update you when the Early Warning Systems are fitted in a school
✅ Send photos – including training and installation
✅ Full updates on how the system works
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