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Paul Watson

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photojournalist, Best-Selling Author

Paul Watson currently covers the circumpolar Arctic but had a long and storied career as a war correspondent working for the Los Angeles Times and The Toronto Star on several continents, including Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

He graduated from Carleton University's School of Journalism and went overseas to work for two years as a teacher in rural Malawi, in Central Africa, with the World University Service of Canada. Then Paul attended Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in New York City, where he earned a full fellowship and a master's degree with a certificate in African Studies.

He did it all, and still does, singlehandedly. No, really: He only has one hand. Which makes being a photojournalist an even bigger adventure.
Paul Watson

Why I Resigned From the Toronto Star

A quarrel over the search for two ships that sank in the middle of the 19th century probably doesn't strike people as the best reason to turn your back on a six-figure salary and walk the plank. To understand why, you only need to know this: I've lost track of the times I was nearly killed because I knew I had to give a bigger voice to frightened, intimidated people who couldn't stand up to power on their own. That is the core of the story I've returned to after breaking free yesterday from a six-week reporting ban imposed by Toronto Star editors.
07/08/2015 06:35 EDT