David Harrison

Adjunct Professor
Safeguarding Sport Integrity
David Harrison

David Harrison is an award-winning British journalist currently working for Al Jazeera International’s Investigative Unit.

A multilingual graduate of the University of Oxford, David’s TV investigations for Al Jazeera include major undercover exposés of modern day slavery in the UK, the violent far-right in France and corruption in international cricket.

In a journalistic career spanning over 35 years, David has also held senior roles at leading UK national newspapers including The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Sunday Times and the Observer.

He has reported from more than 80 countries across the globe, covering everything from international sports events and elections to wars and natural disasters. He has covered conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Middle East, the Balkans, South America, Africa and Northern Ireland. 

His other investigations include death squads in Colombia, dissidents in China, the land crisis in Zimbabwe, ivory poaching in Kenya, sex trafficking in eastern Europe, child slavery in Nigeria, rape camps in Afghanistan, and political party funding in the UK.

David’s major awards include the Amnesty International Press Award and the Paul Foot Award for Campaigning and Investigative Journalism. The judges described his work as “raw, frontline stuff in the greatest tradition of radical newspaper journalism”.

David is also a conference speaker and an international training consultant.  Between journalistic assignments, he has run journalism courses across Asia and Central Asia, Africa, eastern Europe, the Middle East and South and Central America.

His courses – given in English, French and Spanish - include news, sport and political reporting, investigations and feature writing.