Paul Conroy

Paul Conroy

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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

All going to plan we'll have even more disinformation operations being exposed this week on @Bellingcat, big week for that.

6 years ago, many teams working for the common good of Syrians banded together & the #WhiteHelmets were formed. The road forward has been long, thousands of civilians rescued & 286 Helmets lost. With continued humanity and sacrifice, we will keep going until Syrians are at peace.

😂😂 Wonderful, Blumenthal has just brightened up an otherwise dull Sunday evening

@KostjaMarschke I like how Beeley's article cites a Twitter poll posted by Beeley herself, top notch journalism from RT as usual.

609 days ago I asked @VanessaBeeley for evidence to back up her smear of #WhiteHelmets abducting children and stealing their organs.

She never replied.

#Syria #Disinformation https://twitter.com/ScottLucas_EA/status/1098156962632617986

Finally! This is so wonderful https://twitter.com/waadalkateab/status/1319049606395760641

Welcome to the UK we are very proud to have you https://twitter.com/waadalkateab/status/1319049606395760641

Amnesty calls on Armenia and Azerbaijan to stop the use of heavy explosive weapons in densely populated civilian areas. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/10/armenia-azerbaijan-use-of-artillery-salvos-and-ballistic-missiles-in-populated-areas-must-stop-immediately/

When a former Conservative prime minister so clearly and publicly doesn’t believe what the Brexit mastermind is telling the House of Commons it may be time to think whether any of us should believe anything this government says about anything, especially Brexit https://twitter.com/paulwaugh/status/1318208953512349696

'States should consider pooling their jurisdiction to establish a Syria tribunal, modeled on the post-WW II Nuremberg tribunal and the ICC.'

New avenues could be opening up to bring Syrian war criminals to justice: https://www.justiceinitiative.org/voices/the-opcw-provides-the-next-opening-for-states-to-advance-accountability-for-atrocities-in-syria

Just watching a report on an ITU in Liverpool where they are totally overwhelmed by covid patients. We are not far away from this in Wales and it is fit and well young patients (30’s, 40’s, 50’s) just like you and I who are ending up in ITU. Something needs to change

For the third anniversary of the assassination of #DaphneCaruanaGalizia, @johnsweeneyroar sits down with Reporters Without Borders @rebecca_vincent to talk about their experience in Malta covering the aftermath.
https://youtu.be/dxzoRz7Giuc

The Koblenz trial is killing any hopes that Assad may have had that Europe will normalize ties with his murderous regime - and rightly so.
https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/10/16/assads-horrible-war-crimes-are-finally-coming-to-light/

When Captain Kirk knows more about Brexit then the clown and his morons at No 10 https://twitter.com/WilliamShatner/status/1316887009198141441

#Syria/#Russia: Strategy Targeted Civilian Infrastructure
Unlawful Attacks on Hospitals, Schools, Markets Forced #Idlib Population Out
https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/10/15/syria/russia-strategy-targeted-civilian-infrastructure

At the same day when Russia was elected to have a seat in the human rights Council, Russia was bombing the civilians in Idlib countryside
Russia is a criminal not a peacemaker

Tories 'Showed Contempt' For Public By Deserting Commons During Covid Debate, Says Labour

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/empty-tory-benches-mps-covid-debate_uk_5f87168bc5b6c5eccffc980b?xg

.@JamesFoleyFund will be hosting its 2020 James W. Foley Freedom Run virtually this year on Saturday, October 17th, 2020. Proceeds from the run will promote the safety of journalists worldwide and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation https://secure.qgiv.com/event/2020freedomru

Government Dodges PPE Procurement Scrutiny – Byline Times https://bylinetimes.com/2020/10/13/government-dodges-ppe-procurement-scrutiny/