Harry Fawcett

Harry Fawcett

While going in depth into the story-rich, but still somewhat under-reported place that is South Korea, Harry Fawcett also strives to bring comprehensive coverage of what's happening north of the border.

Harry began his career in local radio in the UK, before moving to ITN, and Channel Four News, with a year's freelancing in Australia. 

He joined Al Jazeera in Malaysia in 2008, and for the last few years he has been a regional correspondent covering the Asia-Pacific. 

Human Rights

Israeli troops beat Palestinian before his death

New footage has emerged of Israeli soldiers beating and kicking a Palestinian man in the hours before he died in custody.

Israeli troops beat Palestinian before his death

Middle East

New Israeli bill seen as move for annexation of Palestinian land

Observers are saying a number of recent developments indicate that Israel is attempting to extend its jurisdiction over more occupied Palestinian land.

New Israeli bill seen as move for annexation of Palestinian land

Palestine

Christianity's holiest site closed in protest

Leaders of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre - believed to be the crucifixion and resurrection site of Jesus Christ - are angry at proposed tax plans for church-owned properties.

Christianity's holiest site closed in protest

UNRWA

UN: Food aid to Palestinian refugees likely to run out in June

UNRWA is missing millions of dollars from its budget after the US cut funding to the agency. Now, it cannot guarantee food distribution for the rest of the year.

UN: Food aid to Palestinian refugees likely to run out in June

Middle East

First female-led TV station launched in Gaza

The new Taif TV is focused on content for women, from issues of empowerment to lighter matters.

First female-led TV station launched in Gaza

Middle East

Funerals held for Palestinian teenagers killed by Israel

Their deaths have added to the tension on the Gaza-Israeli border, following an explosion that injured four Israeli soldiers on Saturday. Israel blames Hamas for the attack and has carried out a series of ground and air attacks on 18 Hamas targets.

Funerals held for Palestinian teenagers killed by Israel

Middle East

Israel detains 30 Palestinians in West Bank, East Jerusalem raids

Israel has detained more than 30 Palestinians in raids across the Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, which Palestinian officials call part of an escalating policy of aggression.

Israel detains 30 Palestinians in West Bank, East Jerusalem raids

Jerusalem

Jerusalem: Competing claims over a contested city

With holy sites for each Abrahamic faith within a couple hundred metres of one another, the story of Jerusalem has long been one of competing claims and shared history.

Jerusalem: Competing claims over a contested city

Middle East

Protesters call for Netanyahu to resign

Thousands of protesters are expected to demand the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They are gathering in Tel Aviv for a third weekend in a row.

Protesters call for Netanyahu to resign

Middle East

African asylum seekers face deportation from Israel

Thousands of African asylum seekers and refugees are facing deportation from Israel, after parliament approved a bill allowing the government to force them out of the country.

African asylum seekers face deportation from Israel

Jerusalem

Israeli crackdown brings protests in Jerusalem to standstill

Israeli authorities have carried out extensive ID checks and cracked down on any use of the Palestinian flag.

Israeli crackdown brings protests in Jerusalem to standstill

Nuclear weapons

Israel's 54-year-old nuclear reactor a safety risk

The Dimona reactor, which began its life in 1963, is one of Israel’s most closely guarded secret installations.

Israel's 54-year-old nuclear reactor a safety risk