Photographer Paul Conroy, who was seriously badly injured while on assignment in Syria, has warned against reliance on citizen journalism for reporting news.
Photographer Paul Conroy, who was badly injured while on assignment in Syria, has warned against reliance on citizen journalism for reporting news.
Conroy was injured in an attack that killed veteran Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin and French photographer Rémi Ochlik in February.
Speaking on the BBC?s HARDtalk programme, Conroy tells presenter Stephen Sackur that relying on unverified YouTube footage uploaded by potential political activists poses a problem for the media.
?I think it?s a good thing that people [journalists] actually go in and witness first hand, so we can come out and say 80% or 90% of what you are seeing is true.
?But, in order to know that, people still have to go in and see it at this level.?
To watch a clip from the interview, and for screening times, click HERE.