Johann Hari

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Full name: Johann Hari

Area of interest: Society, Politics, World Affairs

Journals: The Independent



Blog: / Johann-Hari


Networks: Facebook | Twitter: JohannHari101


Education: King's College, Cambridge: Social and Political Science (Double First)

Career: New Statesman: staff reporter; Evening Standard: columnist

Current position/role: The Independent: Commentator; Attitude magazine: Senior Contributing Editor

  • also writes/has written for: the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, Le Monde Diplomatique, The New Republic, El Mundo, The Guardian, London Evening Standard, The Melbourne Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, South Africa's Star, The Irish Times, and a wide range of other international newspapers and magazines

Other roles: Playwright: wrote 'Going Down in History', which was performed at the Garage Theatre, Edinburgh in 2002

Other activities: On the editorial board of The Liberal, magazine; patron of Safer Society magazine





  1. Howard Jacobson: If there really is a smear campaign to try to silence the critics of Israel, it isn't working - Call those who disagree with you ‘witch-hunters’ often enough and they will see you as one in turn - 10th May 2008
  2. Johann Hari's article: Israel is suppressing a secret it must face - How did a Jewish state founded 60 years ago end up throwing filth at cowering Palestinians? - The Independent, 28th April 2008
  3. see also Melanie Phillips comments: Whoops, what a giveaway, 8th May 2008

Awards/Honours: Amnesty International Newspaper Journalist of the Year, 2007 - for reporting on the war in Congo


Books & Debate:

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Latest work:


Current debate: The Independent Live! pre-election debate, Brighton Pavilion, 20th April. With Caroline Lucas MEP and Charlotte Vere

The Independent:

Column remit: Society, Politics, World Affairs


Role: Commentator



Website: / Johann Hari

Commissioning editor:

Day published: Monday and Thursday

Regularity: Twice weekly

Column format:

Average length:

Articles: 2011

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Articles: 2008