Siraj Datoo

London, Uk

I am a political reporter at BuzzFeed News, based in London.

Previously I wrote a column about big data for the Guardian. I have also written for a number of publications, including Quartz, the Times, the Telegraph and the Independent, as well as other magazines and newspapers. I also previously wrote about French politics for the Muslim News.

I was awarded the Young Journalist of the Year award at the Muslim Writers Awards 2011 for articles about ethnic discrimination and for my reporting on the student protests against the trebling of tuition fees. I exposed the fact that a students had created a makeshift molotov cocktails as well as wrote about the experience of being “kettled” (penned in) by police.

In 2014, I was named runner-up for the Guardian’s Student Media Awards under the category of Digital Journalist of the Year. The publication I founded was also named Website of the Year at the same awards in the previous year.

I completed an MA at City Journalism School (Newspaper Journalism) and graduated from the University of Warwick, where I studied French with International Studies.

  • Work
    • BuzzFeed