Paul Vallely writes on political, cultural, ethical and religious issues in The Guardian, the New York Times, The Times and the Sunday Times as well as the Church Times and The Tablet.
He was a wide range of journalistic experience having been Executive Editor of the Independent on Sunday, Editor of the Sunday Times News Review, Deputy Editor of The European, and Assistant Editor of the Sunday Correspondent. He has been a leader-writer and feature writer on The Independent, an oped writer for the Daily Telegraph and The Times correspondent in New York, Belfast and Africa. He has covered wars and international development in 30 different countries across the globe.
As Africa correspondent of The Times he covered the Ethiopian famine of 1984/85 for which he was commended as International Reporter of the Year. For almost three decades he has covered developing world issues for British national newspapers. He has reported from Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Cyprus, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Iraq, Israel, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Philippines, South Africa, Sudan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and the Native American reservations of the United States. He has reported from 30 countries in the developing world and was nominated for the UN Media Peace Prize.
In the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2006 he was created a Companion of St Michael and St George (CMG) “for services to journalism and to the developing world”.
Sir Martin Narey, former head of UK prison Service and chief executive of Barnardo’s says:
“Paul Vallely has a thorough, objective and critical style of investigation"