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

#Daraa is under fire, thousands of civilians are on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe. The regime forces and Russia has just begun military operations with the indiscriminate bombing of residential neighborhoods, killing children and innocent civilians.
#Daraa_Under_Attack

Dara'a Al-Balad in Southern Syria, which has been under siege for more than a month, is currently under severe bombing by the Assad regime and its sectarian militias.

Approximately 50,000 civillians are at risk of death and displacement.

And as per usual, the world is silent.

‘The west should hang its head in shame over Afghanistan withdrawal’, says Tory MP Tobias Ellwood.
https://www.channel4.com/news/the-west-should-hang-its-head-in-shame-over-afghanistan-withdrawal-says-tory-mp-tobias-ellwood

As western powers retreat from Afghanistan, regional powers and China are stepping in. My @Channel4News report with @LizzyAman
https://www.channel4.com/news/afghan-forces-crumbling-as-taliban-advance

Artillery shelling by the regime's forces on Tadeel village in the western countryside of #Aleppo resulted in one injury and destroyed civilians' houses.
#WhiteHelmets

Seems like Neil Oliver had a close shave with conscription here 👇

Thanks Karim for reminding the world that in #Syria, this is still happening. Hospitals are still being bombed. Doctors are still being killed. Two hospitals were bombed in the last six months alone, killing over 25 people. Attacks on hospitals must stop! https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-58056949

Hussein, the 13-year-old boy who painted this mural, was one of 27 #Children killed in government attacks across NW #Syria in the past 2 months alone as Bashar al-Assad’s war of attrition takes its toll on the area’s youngest and most vulnerable residents https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/01/parents-are-dressing-up-their-children-to-be-buried-syrias-war-on-young-escalates

SOS message from a doctor in #Daraa requesting urgent openings of humanitarian corridor to #Jordan for injured people, in light of huge lack of medical supplies. No one who needs a surgery will make it.
#Freedom4Daraa

What is happening in Lashkar Gar and other Afghan cities is terrible. Men who served with British troops face the Taliban death squads alone…https://www.itv.com/news/2021-07-30/gardener-for-british-army-fears-taliban-revenge-with-militants-outside-home

Yesterday @archiemanners and I convinced anti-vaxxer Piers Corbyn to take £10,000 he thought came from AstraZeneca to stop criticising their vaccine. Except it was monopoly money and we recorded the whole thing. https://youtu.be/u34rnwBnll4

Following on from the important media reporting, local legal action and tireless advocacy that is doing a great job of holding DK to account... Now also including my brilliant colleagues at @GuernicaLaw37. Let’s keep the pressure on. @mck_beth @KreaseChan @AmnestySyria @guardian https://twitter.com/Syria_Irl/status/1420659578505736195

Over the past 10 years, Assad regime has proven that it speaks no language other than violence & oppression, yet world leaders continue to turn a blind eye to its crimes against Syrians 4/4

"Syrians have no future with the criminal. We continue against you" - #Daraa, March 2021

Negotiations set to resume tomorrow; representatives from towns across the #Daraa province will meet Russian and regime officials; The people of Daraa won’t accept displacement and reject any regime security presence in Daraa al Balad #Syria

i wrote it https://twitter.com/anniesc/status/1420607796555493376

PLEASE retweet:

Dear Boris,

Please ask Kenya’s President Kenyatta (in London today) why he detained and expelled a @thetimes corespondent without due process in 2016.

HMG says it champions free press and shared democratic values.

#JournalismIsNotACrime - even mine

#GES2021 https://twitter.com/10downingstreet/status/1420464913441558538

Every person trying to cross the channel has a story. Here is @hassan_akkad’s (from last summer)

Reports that this group of rebels in Houran have captured a regime outpost in Zayzoun, close to the Jordanian border, and are still advancing. https://twitter.com/OzKaterji/status/1420759423463542785?s=20