Paul Kenyon

Paul Kenyon is a BAFTA-winning journalist and author who has reported from around the world for the BBC.

For twenty years he has covered wars and revolutions as well as exposing corruption at home and abroad. He has led the way in undercover reporting since the late-90’s, when he had his own programme on BBC1, and has won many international and domestic awards for his work.

He is a veteran of investigative journalism and is often asked to speak on the topic, and on the issue of immigration, which became a specialism after he filmed the world’s most dangerous migration route from Africa into Europe. He made four films on the journey, and won the Royal Television Society’s Specialist Reporter of the Year award in 2010. He also wrote a book about the experience, “I Am Justice: A Journey Out of Africa”, which was well-reviewed, and sold around Europe.

Seen as a risk-taker, he’s always pushed boundaries in his journalism, often asking the questions many wouldn’t dare - from tackling Gaddafi’s son in a cage full of lions, to secretly filming Iran’s secret nuclear sites. He’s even faked his own death in a Haitian funeral parlour to expose a group of fraudsters.

Through his documentaries Paul is known for giving a voice to the vulnerable, the poor, and the defenceless, in this country and abroad. He’s exposed the use of child labour in Africa and Asia by some of the biggest global brands. In India, he uncovered the institutional use of human guinea pigs in clinical trials, sponsored by Western Pharmaceutical giants. As a result, he became patron of UK-based Indian charity, The Aware Foundation.

KEY AWARDS

2012 BAFTA for “Undercover Care: The Abuse Exposed” (also RTS, London Press Award, Broadcast Award)

2011 Association for International Broadcasting. Best documentary “Fighting Gaddafi.”

2010 Royal Television Society. Specialist Journalist of the Year, “Europe or Die Trying.”

2010 Spanish Academy of Television. “Chocolate: The Bitter Truth.”

2006 Royal Television Society. Best Current Affairs Programme. “The Bail Hostel Scandal”.