Paul Conroy

Paul Conroy


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.


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

@reflextv Paul Conroy

On the failure of the UN

'Every Prime Minister & Head of State should be on their feet in rage and fury'

Dublin tonight.

This will be an astounding event. Syria's foremost intellectual in discussion with a photo-journalist who risked everything to report on Assad's slaughter in Homs.

If you are in Dublin - @reflextv Paul Conroy speaking in Dublin with Yassin Al Saleh (via video link)

@reflextv Thanks so much for being here Paul and fitting us in among your travels. Hope you enjoyed your morning in Dublin. Really looking forward to this evening.

Tonight important meeting in #TCD asking "What Future For #Syria?" as slaughter by #Assad #Russia and #Iran against defenceless civilians goes on in #Idlib with Paul Conroy & Yassin Al Haj Saleh @reflextv @drivetimerte @Syria_irl @IrishTimes @rtenews ⁦

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Please head along if in Dublin

What future for Syria?

A conversation between two great minds & hearts

TCD Dublin Tues 11th June 6pm

Yassin al Haj Saleh & Paul Conroy

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Remembering Simon Cumbers, the talented, dedicated and kind-hearted #Irish cameraman shot dead in #Saudi Arabia 15 years ago today on assignment for the #BBC. Thoughts with his parents Bob and Bronagh, his wife Louise and his many many friends in the media. #cueCumbers.

Just heard that this film will be getting a UK cinema release in Sept/October. Am thrilled for Waad and everyone involved. See it. No excuses. It's filmmaking, unlike so much out there, that really, REALLY, matters.

FYI It’s spelt Idlib...

... is when people indulge in conspiracy theories etc etc -- it's so tiresome. I'm just a reporter trying my best to get at what is actually happening.

Hi Alec. I've been a national BBC reporter for ten years. And when you can point to a single factual inaccuracy in that report, do come back to me.


Paul Conroy in Conversation with Yassin Al Haj Saleh

Irish Syria Solidarity Movement
in association with
Peace Studies, School of Religion, TCD

Tues 11th June 6pm TCD

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As reign of terror by #Assad in recaptured areas in #Syria goes on against everyone incl doctors humanitarian aid workers human rights defenders apart from slaughter in #Idlib v timely next Tuesday in #TCD by @Syria_Irl with Paul Conroy+Yassin Al Haj Saleh @reflextv @tcddublin

600 days of impunity for the assassination of #DaphneCaruanaGalizia. 600 days that her killers walk free, whilst her family suffers. 600 days that journalists remain at risk in #Malta. We need answers - through a public inquiry - NOW. This will not go away, @JosephMuscat_JM.

Providing water and food to people who are dangerously hungry and thirsty is not a crime. It’s humanitarian aid.

The trial of Dr. Scott Warren is absurd. He charges should be dropped.

“It should be no surprise that Assad’s intelligence branches continue to torment and abuse Syrians, regardless of ‘reconciliation’ agreements" - says @KreaseChan


Sorry to have missed it and especially sad to have missed hearing @ZainaErhaim & @reflextv in conversation no doubt covering the film, #Syria , #journalism , #women and more!