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Siraj Datoo

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Digital editor @business | I have a podcast about Hajj (link in bio) | Formerly political reporter for BuzzFeed UK | I make a good cup of chai. Views all mine.

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Biography

I write about politics for BuzzFeed UK. Founder of the Morning Memo and The Student Journals

Have previously written extensively for the Guardian and Quartz. Also published in the Times, the Independent, the Telegraph and New Statesman.

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@dats — 11,375 followers, 47,034 tweets

Nov 18, 2017

@jessbrammar Thanks - longing for the day when these threads are no longer necessary!

Nov 18, 2017

And here’s my final comment: if you’re a Muslim interested in journalism, do not give up and do not be put off. We need more Muslims in newsrooms.

Nov 18, 2017

A lot of Muslims try and integrate: they work hard, go out with colleagues, live a normal life but papers still find a way to make them seem different, external, and a weird part of society. Editors are so, so important to just having fair coverage.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I interned at UK national newspaper, The Muslim News, when I was 18 and went on to write a column for them.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Nope - definitely before my time.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

Awards

Muslim Writers Awards

2011 - Young Journalist of the Year

Guardian Student Media Award

2013 - Digital Journalist
Shortlisted.