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. Korean Air Executive Jailed Over 'Nut Rage'

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. Heather Cho was the Executive Vice President of Korean Air until she was forced to resign in December following an incident on a Korean Air flight from New York to Seoul. Cho had ordered ...

  2. China: Brit To Design World's Biggest Airport

    Posted by - Mark Stone, China Correspondent in Beijing. A design by Dame Zaha Hadid has been unveiled for Beijing's Daxing Airport, which will be built over just three years in the Daxing district to the south of the Chinese ...

  3. Is The Interview Worth All The Fuss?

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent in Beijing. For a few weeks in December it was headline news. It caused an unprecedented hack, a major diplomatic spat, global conspiracies, and it especially upset one particular dictator. Finally, UK cinemagoers will ...

  4. China Schools Crackdown On 'Western Values'

    Posted by - Mark Stone, China Correspondent, in Beijing. A statement released by China's education minister and published by the Communist Party's state news agency warned against any promotion of Western values. "(We must) strengthen effective management of Western ...

  5. Propaganda Trumps Education In Xi's China

    Posted by - Mark Stone, China Correspondent, in Beijing. Teachers across the country have some new directives. According to the China's education minister, they must not "spread Western values" in their lessons. University professors were issued a similar instruction a ...

  6. Crackdown On 'Western Values' At Chinese Schools

    Posted by - Mark Stone, China Correspondent, in Beijing. A statement released by China's education minister and published by the Communist Party's state news agency warned against any promotion of Western values. "(We must) strengthen effective management of Western ...

  7. China School Crackdown On 'Western Values'

    Posted by - Mark Stone, China Correspondent, in Beijing. A statement released by China's education minister and published by the Communist Party's state news agency warned against any promotion of Western values. "(We must) strengthen effective management of Western ...

  8. Risk V Reward In Islamic State Hostage Deal

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. The demand from Islamic State militants is the release of an Iraqi would-be suicide bomber in exchange for the lives of a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian fighter pilot. Bluntly, the Jordanian authorities will ...

  9. Malaysia Airlines Site Hacked With IS Threat

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. Access to the website was blocked across large parts of the world for several hours. The homepage displayed an image of a Malaysia Airlines plane with the message "404 - Plane Not Found. Hacked by ...

  10. Woman At Centre Of IS Prisoner Swap Demand

    Posted by - Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent. But who is she and why does IS want her free? On the evening of 9 November 2005, explosions ripped through three hotels in the Jordanian capital, Amman. At the Day's Inn hotel ...

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