Thomas Murphy (journalist)
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oooh, orphan BLP sources Template:Autobiography Thomas "Tom" Murphy is a British born journalist who has worked as a producer / television cameraperson specializing in current affairs and documentaries.
In 1982 he spent three months behind the Russian lines in Afghanistan with the Mujahedin making a documentary. He covered the fall of the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate; assignments in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia; and coverage of Iraq and Afghanistan, including time spent in the Korengal Valley and in Helmand Province with the American military forces. More recently, he received a Polk Award for secretly filming in Burma in the aftermath of the Saffron Revolution.
He has won Emmy awards for his coverage of the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, a Moscow documentary shoot and for his footage of the Iraq War, filmed over more than three months in Baghdad in 2003, some of which was used in the Michael Moore film Fahrenheit 9/11.
- McFadden, Robert D. (2008-02-19). "Slain Editor Heads List of Polk Award Winners" (in en-US). The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. https://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/19/nyregion/19polk.html.