Mark Stone

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Mark Stone joined Sky News in 2005 and has covered a wide variety of stories from the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya to the summer riots of 2011 for which he was described, in The Daily Telegraph, as “the bravest man in London”.

In July 2006, Mark was among the first British journalists to be embedded with the army in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He was the first journalist with an eyewitness report from inside the terminal of Glasgow Airport following the terrorist attack in June 2007. He met Alexander Litvinenko in London, two weeks before the former KGB spy was poisoned.

In 2011 Mark reported extensively from Libya on the uprising, the subsequent Nato intervention and the death of Muammar Gaddafi. He played a central role in Sky’s coverage of the London riots in August 2011. Using just an iPhone, he captured some of the most striking footage of the unrest. His confrontations with the looters engaged viewers and the impact of his work was immediate. His footage led bulletins on Sky and it was used by rival TV networks across the globe. Online, Mark's page became one of the most popular destinations on Twitter. Within 24 hours his videos had been viewed by nearly a million people.

Mark is one of just a handful of journalists to sit through almost every session of Britain's Iraq Inquiry giving him an extensive knowledge of the war in Iraq and the decisions behind it.

Before joining Sky, Mark spent three years at ABC News (America). He was based in Iraq for a year between 2003 and 2004. He reported on the capture of Saddam Hussein, the insurgency that followed and was part of a small team who were awarded an Emmy for their coverage of the war.

Mark was appointed as Sky’s Asia Correspondent in late 2012. He and his wife Millie live in Beijing, China.

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Articles by Mark Stone

  1. Hong Kong Protesters In Talks With Government

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent, in Hong Kong. The talks, which had been called off last week, are taking place at a neutral location in Aberdeen on the southern side of Hong Kong Island. The Hong Kong government has ...

  2. Range Rover Evoque Now Made in China

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has opened its first factory in China and production of a Chinese-made Range Rover Evoque will begin within a few months. The factory, in Changshu, north of Shanghai, is the ...

  3. Hong Kong Police Officers 'Assault' Protester

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. The apparent attack came as police arrested 45 people during a night of clashes between authorities and pro-democracy protesters. Trouble broke out on Hong Kong Island at 3am after dozens of protesters had occupied ...

  4. Hong Kong Activists 'Beaten' Claim Protesters

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. The apparent attack came as police arrested 45 people during a night of clashes between authorities and pro-democracy protesters. Trouble broke out on Hong Kong Island at 3am after dozens of protesters had occupied ...

  5. Do Kim Jong-Un Photos Really Prove He's Back?

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. The pictures, which dominate the front page of North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper, show Mr Kim touring a housing project. It is standard North Korean propaganda: Mr Kim is, says the article, "giving ...

  6. Kim Jong-Un Disappears: What Do We Know?

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. Is Kim Jong-Un ill? Speculation: Depending on what you read, Mr Kim has gout, has had a stroke or has broken his ankles. There's probably a rumour out there somewhere that he's ...

  7. How Long Will China Tolerate Hong Kong Unrest?

    Posted by - Mark Stone, China Correspondent. It's important to remember that neither side is looking for trouble. The protest leaders have made that clear throughout with consistent and repeated reminders to their numbers to keep it peaceful. And despite ...

  8. A Clear Ultimatum From Hong Kong's Protesters

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent in Hong Kong. But behind it, there is now a clear ultimatum. The student leaders have pledged to occupy government buildings, or at least attempt to, if the political leader, CY Leung, doesn't ...

  9. Hong Kong: Riot Police Leave Protest Areas

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent, in Hong Kong. In a statement, a government spokesman also called on the activists to leave the protest areas as peacefully as possible. Riot police used pepper spray, tear gas and baton charges on ...

  10. Hong Kong Protesters Defy Rubber Bullet Fears

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent, in Hong Kong. Police fired tear gas on Sunday to try to clear a road that was blocked by thousands of demonstrators. The activists fled several hundred metres down Harcourt Road in the government ...

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