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. Chinese Feminist Describes Prison Ordeal

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. Speaking by Skype from her hometown in Guangxi Province, Wei Tingting described her fear and nervousness during prolonged periods of interrogation in which authorities tried to trick her into confessing to crimes she did ...

  2. Chinese Feminist Speaks About Prison Ordeal

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. Speaking by Skype from her hometown in Guangxi Province, Wei Tingting described her fear and nervousness during prolonged periods of interrogation in which authorities tried to trick her into confessing to crimes she did ...

  3. China Figures Suggest Tough Landing Ahead

    Posted by - Mark Stone, China Correspondent, in Beijing. For most Western markets that's an enviable figure. For China though, it represents the slowest growth for six years. Yet the Chinese government says this is the "new normal". Gone are ...

  4. China Releases Five Women's Rights Activists

    Posted by - Mark Stone, China Correspondent in Beijing. Wang Qiushi, a lawyer representing one of the five, Wei Tingting, told Sky News that she and Wang Man, Li Tingting, Wu Rongrong and Zheng Churan had been released without charge. In ...

  5. China Coup With Rival To US-Led World Bank

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent in Beijing. Historians may well look back at 2015 as a year punctuated by some significant moments in this global rebalance. America has received a bloody nose. At midnight, Beijing time, on Tuesday, China ...

  6. Singapore Teen Held For Likening Ex-PM To Hitler

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. Amos Lee, who is a former child actor, was charged with three counts; two of intending to wound the religious feelings of Christians and a third of making offensive remarks against Lee Kuan Yew ...

  7. Outrage At China Treatment Of Women Activists

    Posted by - Mark Stone, China Correspondent in Beijing. Wang Qiushi represents Wei Tingting, who was detained by Chinese authorities on 6 March with four other young women. They were accused of "picking a quarrel" after they had planned a public ...

  8. North Korea Nuke Threat Frightening - If True

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. If true, it's a big deal, a frightening prospect and a potential threat to regional, even global security. Ambassador Hyun Hak-bong made the claim in an interview with Sky's Defence Correspondent Alistair ...

  9. North Korea 'Could Fire Nuclear Missile'

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. This is a big deal and a frightening prospect - if it's true. Ambassador Hyun Hak-bong made the claim in an interview with Sky's Defence Correspondent Alistair Bunkall from the country's London ...

  10. MH370 Search Boss 'Expecting' To Find Plane

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Board (ATSB), the organisation coordinating the search in the Southern Ocean, told Sky News that while he was once "cautiously optimistic" he is now "less ...

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