Harry Fear

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BornNovember 26, 1989 (age 31)
Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
  • Journalist
  • Filmmaker
  • Speaker
Years active2011-present
Known forLive coverage of the Gaza-Israel conflict

Harry Fear (born November 26, 1989) is a British journalist, filmmaker and speaker. He is best known for his coverage of the European refugee crisis and his live stream coverage of the Gaza-Israel conflict in 2012. He is a Muslim convert.

Early life

Fear was born on November 26, 1989, in Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK. During childhood, he attended a private school, and later spent three months in film school in Wales before dropping out. He self-shot his first hour-long documentary in South Africa when he was 21.He cited that John Pilger's Freedom Next Time is what widened his perspective about Gaza and the ongoing systemic oppression. He was touched by experiences in the UK that led him to convert to Islam in 2015.


Fear worked as a UK and International correspondent for broadcaster RT (formerly Russia Today), a controversial state-funded 24/7 news channel, for two years. He made live stream coverage of the Gaza-Israel conflict in 2012 and 2014 in which he was nominated for a Next Century Foundation International Media Award.[1] He is known for the documentary Gaza: Still Alive which he shot in 2019 about the mental health of Palestinians in Gaza.[2]


  1. "Mainstream Media and You". TEDxCopenhagen - Ideas worth spreading. 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2020-12-09.
  2. "Conversation with Filmmaker Harry Fear on his new film, 'Gaza: Still Alive'". International Policy Digest. 2019-08-19. Retrieved 2020-12-09.

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