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

Today, @producersguild unveiled nominations for its 2020 Documentary Motion Picture awards. We're honored to be one their selected films. Read more, via @variety: https://buff.ly/2XrAJC6

’The student party from hell’: An extraordinary report from Hong Kong by ⁦@mattfrei⁩, cameraman Stuart Webb and producer Chris Cunningham. Breath-taking. https://youtu.be/oqxtlhzP3Io

"James Le Mesurier was as a humanitarian who accomplished enormous feats in alleviating the suffering of civilians in Syria," says @janinedigi. He was found dead this week in Istanbul at age 48. https://nyti.ms/2CLyvEh

This is incredible work - anyone who denigrates the White Helmets or says Russia is only killing terrorists in Idlib can watch this and then stfu https://twitter.com/OzKaterji/status/1195422098140925954

The founder of the group was accused of being a spy the Kremlin shortly before he died. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/white-helmets-explainer_uk_5ad86288e4b0e4d0715d8788?ncid=other_twitter_cooo9wqtham&utm_campaign=share_twitter Assad’s Useful Idiots exposed

James Le Mesurier obituary https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/13/james-le-mesurier-obituary?CMP=share_btn_fb

James is one of only a few people in the world who took concrete action to save Syrian lives. He faced unimaginable pressure and targeting as a result. May he Rest In Peace and his family and loved ones find peace in all that he achieved. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/11/british-founder-of-white-helmets-found-dead-in-istanbul-james-le-mesurier?fbclid=IwAR3_e7fzjpjRJDnkAPKeOsG9O8Vw4LhYkYEFq1JtsNN8yfAGTfs5ymeKzR4

Huge thanks once again to @5x15stories for having us last week & @george_butler, @Rim_Turkmani, David Nott @NottFoundation, @reflextv, @michaelmorpurgo & @RosieBoycott who spoke so inspiringly at the @TabernacleW11. We raised over £11,000. Thank you so much to all! #syria

So saddened about James’ untimely death. The tributes paid by so many are testament to his impact and the real world difference he made: James’ work in Syria contributed to saving thousands of lives. The people of Syria have lost a true friend.

@OsborneSlieve @Syria_Irl @RonanLTynan @lemesurierjames @MaydayRescue @SyriaCivilDef @reflextv @annedaly19 @xlenm @cnnbrk @SkyNewsBreak @BBCBreaking @BBCNewshour @camanpour @HalaGorani Syrians & their friends know that James Le Mesurier cared deeply about the death & suffering they are subjected to by Assad Russia unrelenting bombing of civilians & that he worked tirelessly to protect & rescue them. He was a very great human being & humanitarian.

I wrote a tribute to James Le Mesurier and White Helmets: "I only wish that, in those final moments, he knew in his heart of hearts that he had done immense good, that he experienced love and gratitude. That he saved humanity so many times." https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/james-le-mesurier-white-helmets-co-founder-always-put-others-first-1.937177

Terrible news to hear of death of the outstanding humanitarian James Le Mesurier (@lemesurierjames), the founder of @MaydayRescue & brain behind #Syria's #WhiteHelmets (@SyriaCivilDef) in #Istanbul.

His work helped save the lives of ten of 1,000s in #Syria.
#RIP

Well, the ceasefire isn’t holding and it’s Syrian, not American, oil, but other than that, fine. https://twitter.com/markknoller/status/1194673304516354051

More steps towards justice for Syrians as torture survivors file a dossier of evidence against 17 high-ranking Assad regime officials
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/13/syrian-refugees-ask-norway-police-to-investigate-war-crimes

The killing in the consulate reviewed ⁦@ObserverUK⁩ : ‘a chilling book...telling new detail & context...a dark fable of unaccountable power. Skilfully weaving together the story...an indictment of the sordid realpolitik of the response to his murder’ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/nov/10/killing-in-the-consulate-jonathan-rugman-review-jamal-khashoggi?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10221390492375587&id=1347614929

Very detailed report on the operations of Russian PMCs
Decoding the Wagner Group: Analyzing the Role of Private Military Security Contractors in Russian Proxy Warfare - https://www.newamerica.org/international-security/reports/decoding-wagner-group-analyzing-role-private-military-security-contractors-russian-proxy-warfare/

‘Excuse me, can I breastfeed in here?’ @reflextv in @EveningStandard from our 5x15 with @handsupfound yesterday

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/londoners-diary/the-londoner-pullman-rages-at-brexiteer-folly-a4282201.html

A gigantic data leak from a white supremacist message board was posted onto the Internet Archive today. Here is our guide on how to find, access, and interpret this data, with some research leads at the bottom of the piece:
https://www.bellingcat.com/resources/how-tos/2019/11/06/massive-white-supremacist-message-board-leak-how-to-access-and-interpret-the-data/

The bombardment of hospitals continues in Idlib. Three attacks on the one facility in this case and the staff and patients are trapped. https://twitter.com/hihfaduk/status/1192128753993953282