Joshua Paul (b. 1986) is a Malaysian independent visual journalist; specialising in documentary and EFP (electronic field production) camerawork with an interest in social issues, international and local conflicts, and refugee migration. 

In 2014, Joshua joined the international news agency Associated Press (AP) as a photojournalist, covering major events like Malaysian Airline MH370 and MH17 tragedies. He also focused on daily news pieces, documentaries and feature stories. 

His work has been published by international news agencies around the world including TIME, New York Times, International New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post and The Telegraph to name a few.

Currently, he is working as a freelance cameraman for Al Jazeera, Malaysia, photographer and videographer for Bloomberg and video journalist for The Associated Press.

In his free time, Joshua rescues and rehabilitates stray dogs and also teaches photography to underprivileged children.


"My experiences with Joshua Paul, as journalist and human being in general, have been extremely positive. I have found his images to be arresting and memorable, and his personality to be friendly, collaborative and engaging. His work with our MH370 coverage in particular stands out as helping us produce a top-quality visual news report around the aftermath of the plane's disappearance. I think he'd be a strong addition to any team."

Ted Anthony, Director of Asia-Pacific News, The Associated Press.

"I would like to say that my two plus years working with Joshua has been a great pleasure. He has a wonderful eye and a great friendly personality which is a added plus to his photography skills. I wish him well in his future endeavors and I am positive he will be a big success." 

Mark Baker, South East Asia Photo Editor, The Associated Press.

Joshua is our Freelance shooter in malaysia, he has been a great help in our coverage of various news related events in The country since 2016. He is also fluent in the lingo and workflow of broadcast and news video production. Easy to work with and a problem solver. A good addition in any media production team.

Syawalludin Zain, video journalist, The Associated Press. 

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