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

Just because someone has a contrarian opinion, it doesn’t mean you should have them as a guest on a major TV show.

If they are continually factually incorrect, cannot understand how viruses work, and deliberately misrepresent scientific work then they shouldn’t be on TV.

URGENT MEDIA CALL 🆘

Please Highlight APPEAL. 5 pregnant women #Rukban need to be flown from #Tanf for URGENT Hospitalisation. 4 need life-saving c-sections. 2 - 15 days overdue. 1 had risky delivery. Baby is ill

We can give more info & pics/vids on DM https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=HBRypiyA2Cs

This is my charity. Donations will be doubled. We are sending hygiene/sanitization kits & food to those who can no longer afford it. Both of Amani's parents lost their jobs bc of COVID19. They need our help to protect themselves from the virus. https://twitter.com/INARAorg/status/1244850676292898816

#Hungary to vote today on measures including possibility to jail journalists and others for up to 5 years for false coverage related to #COVID19.

This is a deeply serious move that risks further worsening #pressfreedom situation at a critical moment.

https://ipi.media/hungary-seeks-power-to-jail-journalists-for-false-covid-19-coverage/

‘If we all pursue a policy of ‘my country first’ we will all be last.’ @bbclysedoucet https://twitter.com/peterkyle/status/1243872879529398272

Hospitals in rich nations are struggling to cope with coronavirus - In Syria, where Assad's forces, backed by Russia have destroyed numerous health facilities, the human toll could be massive.

When this is over, there will still need to be accountability. https://www.channel4.com/news/un-concerned-about-conditions-in-syrian-camps-amid-coronavirus-threat

#PanicDiary Lovely https://twitter.com/politicsastar/status/1243821189665079296

Fine words, but Assad is the main architect of the humanitarian crisis in Syria - and has put tens of thousands at risk of getting this virus - that can’t be forgotten or forgiven. https://twitter.com/MohamedBinZayed/status/1243619459186733056

Thanks, Brendan - glad you enjoyed it - for those who like #TrueCrime it's the biggest steal of all @BigStealPodcast https://twitter.com/brendancruise/status/1243513911736967169

Spoke to some cleverer people than me about what you should and shouldn't take from the Gov's official coronavirus stats https://bit.ly/2xszz0s

#PanicDiary Don't panic Dom. https://twitter.com/AllieHBNews/status/1243520576007872513

If you don’t stay inside I’ll come and fucking sanitise you from tongue to toosh with a hoseful of bleach, you outdoorsy twats. https://twitter.com/weejoemac/status/1243544258268876800

Spare time? Try Elephant Moon, elephants rescue kids in Burma, 1942: 1,715 reviews https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=elephant+moon&i=digital-text&crid=1PATFYM7ZCEG2&sprefix=elephant+%2Cdigital-text%2C157&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_4_9

Cold, thriller set in today's Russia. 1,678 reviews:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=cold+sweeney&i=digital-text&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

Useful Idiot: fake news in 1933: 8 reviews, all 5-star
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B082J456ZM/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_3mHFEb739BW1N via @AmazonUK

5 films from the last 5 Years..

5 | 5 @UnderTheWireMov On 13 February 2012, war-correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy entered war-ravaged Syria to cover the plight of civilians trapped in the besieged Homs, under attack by the Syrian army. This is their story.

In 2011 whilst in intensive care my remaining hand was in a plaster cast, a tracheotomy meant I couldn't speak. My only connection with the world was through blinking.

It's hard to think of how you could be more isolated from life.

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Oh give me a break https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/1243240047823843329

Complete sh*te - these are the people making those in Syria suffer https://twitter.com/AliBunkallSKY/status/1243252766870552578

COVID-19: Urgent action to protect Syrian detainees
https://act.thesyriacampaign.org/sign/covid19-protect-syrian-detainees?akid=s35905..CxJDKw

#PanicDiary A mask that could save millions of lives.

#PanicDiary @ClarkeMicah When you wrote in @MailOnline that #coronavirus shutdown was based on "speculation" you were lying about public heath. We are reacting to mass death. Your attack on our society brings you profit. But people who follow your lies will end up killing people. https://twitter.com/ClarkeMicah/status/1242897398189481984