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

A “new” Brexit delivery unit. Man with boxes. Plastic sign (new) on door. Phew! That’ll undoubtedly save us from 12 years of Conservative failure, division and incompetence. Anyone else absolutely sick and tired of this utter rubbish? https://twitter.com/rishisunak/status/1556590394170818560

Dear journalists,

Thank you for continuing to play a major role by writing about #ThePeoplesTribunal and by testifying at the hearings, including @reflextv and @danslesrues on the case of #MarieColvin.

Join us for the final judgment on 19 September: https://www.freepressunlimited.org/en/closing-hearing-peoples-tribunal-murder-journalists

Jeez! This is what Sunak was telling the country just a few weeks ago versus what he’s saying now!

UNBELIEVABLE

ECHR Article 2 guarantees right to life & Article 3 prohibits torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Which bit is “too broad” @RishiSunak?

Important thread. Analysing Sunak’s worryingly authoritarian approach to stifling dissent. https://twitter.com/mariawnorris/status/1554760657597251586

It’s our great misfortune that they can’t both lose https://inews.co.uk/opinion/rishi-sunak-less-honest-liz-truss-know-what-getting-1776180?ito=twitter_share_article-top

“Our whole government has gone missing in action, though I use the term ‘action’ very loosely here”

So many bullseye lines in this @Aiannucci column from the summer issue of the @NewStatesman

https://www.newstatesman.com/comment/2022/07/rules-of-new-politics-nothing-of-substance

🔥 @AP photographers @mstyslav9 & @EMaloletka are at it again, capturing incredible moments of Russia's destruction. First photo, by Mstyslav, shows Zhenya running from a fire in a wheat field started by Russian artillery. Second photo, by Zhenya, shows the intensity of the blaze

Jeef Kazadi was detained on assignment, alongside a US colleague who was then released. Jeef remains detained 13 days later.The DRC has arrested 19 journalists in the past 6 months. Please retweet so they know the world is watching @perneinagyre @cpj @rsf https://rsf.org/en/congolese-journalist-still-held-drc-although-us-colleague-freed

NEWS: It gets worse!
I've just got uodated price cap predictions from @CornwallInsight.

The latest spike in year-ahead wholesale price means the OCT cap prediction is now UP 78% (so £3,500/yr on typical bills) & likely up again in Jan.

Its will be desperate. Intervention needed

Ukraine’s journalist community lost one more member. Oleksandr “Sasha” Savochenko worked for AFP and Suspilne in Kyiv before Russia’s invasion. He volunteered on Feb. 25 to defend Ukraine. He was killed fighting near Bakhmut, according to local reports. Sasha was kind and a pro.

No one will ever accuse Ukrainian MPs of being imprecise with their language. https://twitter.com/GoncharenkoUa/status/1550816356647436288

@trussliz Just keeping the deleted version here for posterity

We really need a name for the unique combination of horror and hilarity which the idea of prime minister Liz Truss creates.

Liz Truss says she's ready to "hit the ground from day one".

Only a few days left to see my work here in #CHELTENHAM https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/former-sas-soldier-turns-photographer-7211130?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

Sketch. Our inspiring, courageous, indomitable, photojournalist mate Paul Conroy @reflextv
Happy birthday, and may the universe grant you many more so that you can continue to be a witness and advocate for #HumanRights .
Much love from across the pond!
@johnsweeneyroar

Happy birthday Paul - legendary photojournalist critically wounded when #MarieColvin murdered by #Assad in #Syria & pleasure to feature in #BringingAssadToJustice helping to convict #Assad in civil court & today sharing his expertise in #Ukraine with @frontlineclub @reflextv https://twitter.com/Marcnelsonart/status/1549091686017540101

Remember Nadine, there’s a big difference between kneeling down and bending over…

Repressive regimes use torture for several purposes in a variety of methods to stay in power & tighten control over their people. One method is producing "#confessions" videos under #torture as incriminating evidence, to serve these regimes’ narratives &⬇️
https://syriadirect.org/op-ed-confession-videos-under-torture-a-integral-industry-of-dictatorship/