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

I suspect @DominicRaab thinks Misogyny is a small island off the coast of Crete…

My short speech for @RSF_inter at last night’s vigil in Valletta for #DaphneCaruanaGalizia. Our message remains, as ever: the world is still watching what happens in Malta, and the international community is on your side in the fight for #JusticeforDaphne.

🚨🚨Nerd alert:

Sunak has told his independent* fiscal watchdog to use out of date data for the Budget forecast

It’ll guarantee a big upgrade in level of UK output in next year’s Budget, just in time for the election

*doesn’t feel so independent today

This has to be one of the most despicable things I’ve ever watched. Horrendous… 👇👇

So, it appears that the private lab which wrongly gave out 43,000 PCR negative results was Immensa, a company with no experience of PCR tested awarded a £119 million contract after only being in existence for 4 months. Corruption costs lives.

A short reminder, if one is really needed, on the the Assad regimes attitude to journalists. ⁦@Newsweek⁩ please pay attention. ⁦Thanks, @RamiJarrah⁩

13 October #COVID19 daily update in NW #Syria. Cases and deaths continue to spike and devastate. Our teams transferred more than 39 cases to the precautionary quarantine centers and buried 16 deaths with all preventive measures.

@RonanLTynan @Marcnelsonart @Newsweek @anwaralbounni @mazenadarwish3 @reflextv @ECCHRBerlin @pkroker2 @LotteLeicht1 @k_langensiepen @KreaseChan @BenteScheller @valeriemhughes @naderalihashemi @PeterTatchell Just 6 weeks ago a short film Syria: a Decade of Atrocities won an award,

Last punt for today's column. Brexit, Northern Ireland and Johnson's now familiar arsonist-turned-fireman routine

“I don’t think anyone can be immune from what they have experienced....I also thought more about all those that we had met on the road." ⁦@KimSengupta07⁩ on ex-SAS photographer ⁦@adam_dobb⁩ on his career and exhibition ‘Created in Conflict’.

The sorrow and pity of war -- through the lense of Adam Dobby.

‘I was at a bad place’: Ex-SAS photographer on the impact of his experiences

Thank you Kim for taking the time to write such a great piece.


Underestimating a revolution against a genocidal regime & whitewashing Assad's crimes against humanity, @ShaolinTom cites Assad's advisor, Bouthaina Shaaban, & an 'anonymous (pro Assad) observer' who falsely claims that the 'Syrian people' saved Assad.

Not a single word of this overt fascist apologism is true, and these cranks don’t have a single iota of open source evidence to back up their atrocity revisionism, but have started using OSINT language to legitimise their lies. This ultimately proves how OSINT defeated them.

In any other time this would be a resigning matter for the Prime Minister

We remember this night #journalist and news editor, Geoff Hill, whose funeral was held at #StBrides today.

We give thanks for his life and pray for him, his family and friends and all whose lives he touched before his untimely death.

May he rest in peace.

#Syria: Exhausted from years of conflict & economic crisis, Syrians face another bitter winter in the months ahead.

Humanitarians are planning to provide winter assistance, but unless more funding is received many are likely to be left out in the cold without adequate support

Sophie sums up the ghoulish Mate perfectly here 👇