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.  In 2019, Paul received a Society of Editors award and the May Chidiac Impact Award for his photography in war zones.

Publications

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

We were in the trenches with Ukrainian soldiers - and a kitten called Olenka. ‘If we win my children will live in freedom’ says Vadym. Then we came under fire…

@reflextv Help me raise £2850 to Guajares Nature Eco Cultural Centre needs a portable weatherproof cover for our outside classroom, exhibition and volunteer space.. Please #donate on @justgiving and RT. Thanks! https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/guajaresnature?utm_id=60&utm_term=wPGNwqPMG

Ammar Hallak, doctor assistant was killed in MSF hospital which Russian Airstrike destroyed today in Mart Numan

Is that same @BorisJohnson who is allegedly still the MP for Uxbridge…?

BREAKING: Assad forces backed by Russia bombard with heavy artillery the village of Shanan and the vicinity of Benin village and the outskirts of Sarmin city in Idlib countryside, Syria

Cluster bombs on an IDP camp. Those living here have been displaced multiple times and are the most conflict-affected groups. Accountability in Syria must include ensuring those who have suffered the most are protected from the perpetrators of the violence against them. https://twitter.com/QalaatM/status/1589172187176767494

This should be absolutely devastating for Sunak. His wife is collecting £11.5m in annual dividends from a company which retains a staffed Moscow office. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/04/infosys-still-operating-russia-rishi-sunak-akshata-murty

Back in Kyiv, I will never forget 30+ people watching ‘Under the wire’ in a bunker near Kherson, not really knowing if the explosions were real or on the documentary. The only thing I know is my respect for @reflextv is insane. #Ukraine

This deliberate & inciteful hatred of humans, in this case refugees, is all they've got. It's all they've ever had. It's how Brexit happened. It's how Gullis ended up in Parliament & Braverman in the Cabinet. It's disgusting & wrong & the next shameful chapter has barely started.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the UK Foreign Secretary… Just what have we become…?

A government of all the talents. Take a breath and let that sink in for a few moments…
#tories

“I know the right hon gentleman rarely leaves north London.” @RishiSunak trying get @Keir_Starmer on metropolitan elitism, tricky one coming from an ex Goldman Sachs PM worth 730m

#sunak #pmqs Sunak is beyond awful 😞

#sunak clueless and waffling already. Depressing…

Sunak commits to “unite our country, not with words but with action”
So, on DAY 1 he appoints Braverman as Home Secretary and Raab as Justice Secretary and what? hopes we won’t notice that these hideously divisive and dishonourable zealots have turned up in his cabinet?
Fuck off.

We now learn that Sunak offered Braverman the role at the weekend in return for her endorsement of his candidature for leader

Some will say that’s “Politics”

Others will say “it stinks of the dishonest & corrupt practices found in nepotistic Govts that entirely lack integrity”