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Paul Kenyon

Paul Kenyon

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

In 2010 he was the Royal Television Society's Specialist Journalist of the Year award for a series of programmes he made on the most dangerous migration route in the world, from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe.

In 2011 he was the first television journalist to report from both sides of the Libyan conflict, making a Panorama which accused one of Col Muammar Gaddafi's sons of war crimes.

Paul Kenyon

His other awards include an RTS for Best Current Affairs Programme in 2006 for the Bail Hostel Scandal and the prestigious International Recognition Award from the Spanish Academy of Television for Chocolate: The Bitter Truth, a Panorama special on slave labour in West Africa's cocoa industry.

In 2006 he was the first journalist to covertly film several of Iran's secret nuclear establishments.

Prior to Panorama, Paul fronted his own BBC One investigative series called Kenyon Confronts, which used secret filming to expose corruption around the world.

Most memorably Paul faked his own death in Haiti to help uncover a life insurance scandal and stopped a wedding in London in an investigation into bogus marriages and illegal immigration.

Paul also fronted his own investigative series on BBC Two called Raising the Roof in addition to time spent as a correspondent for BBC News covering both politics and home affairs.

He began his journalistic career in independent radio.

His first book, "I am Justice" was published in 2009. The Daily Telegraph called it "…a testament to the power of the printed word as medium for foreign reporting."

Paul Kenyon in Libya

The BBC's John Simpson said: "Kenyon's understanding of and empathy with the characters in this extraordinary book is hugely impressive."

Colleague Fergal Keane described it as "a beautiful book which carries the agony and hope of Africa in every page…a book for our times".

Paul was also a contributing author to Investigative Journalism: Dead or Alive, published in 2011.


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