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Paul Conroy - Photographer

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 16 April 2012

From Syria, to Sri Lanka, to Russia, there are journalists ready to put themselves in harm's way to shine a light on some of the darkest corners of conflict, crime and corruption.

What makes them do it? And what difference do they make?

Stephen Sackur speaks to British photo journalist Paul Conroy who was wounded in the Syrian army's bombardment of the city of Homs last February which killed his Sunday Times colleague Marie Colvin.

When, if ever, is telling the story worth risking your life?

  • Paul Conroy's wife says he will return to Syria

    Paul Conroy's wife says he will return to Syria

    The wife of war photographer Paul Conroy, who was severely injured in Syria, says he is determined to return

    Read more on the BBC News website
  • Photographer Paul Conroy: Diplomacy in Syria has failed

    Photographer Paul Conroy: Diplomacy in Syria has failed

    Speaking at a protest rally in London, he told the BBC's Sangita Myska he wanted to see "unilateral action... from anyone who will prevent the deaths of these people"

    Watch the interview on the BBC's news website


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