Hanna Yusuf Bio – Wiki
Hanna Yusuf was a reporter for BBC News, Hanna Yusuf Was Born in Somalia in 1992 where she broke stories about poor working conditions at Costa Coffee and Shamima Begum’s grooming by Islamic State. She had contributed to the Guardian, the Pool, and the Independent before joining the broadcaster. BBC journalist Hanna Yusuf, who helped uncover Costa Coffee managers’ refusal to pay employee sick leave, and defended wearing the hijab as a ‘feminist statement’, has died suddenly aged just 27.
Terribly sad news that @HannaAYusuf has died aged just 27. A role- model and rising star, producing such groundbreaking and vital work it’s a devastating loss. My thoughts to her family and friends. https://t.co/kHPcLDFlaK
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) October 1, 2019
Tributes have been paid to “incredible” BBC journalist Hanna Yusuf, who has died at the age of 27
Hanna Yusuf Cause of Death
Her family released a statement on Monday saying they were “deeply saddened and heartbroken” by the death of the “vibrant professional who became a bridge between the media and the community”.
Hanna Yusuf Education
she received a Scott Trust bursary to do an MA in newspaper journalism at City, the University of London in 2017, following her degree at Queen Mary, University of London. In a statement, Hanna’s family said the death of their “beloved daughter, sister, and niece” had come as a shock and asked for privacy.
Hanna Yusuf Expertise
Ms. Yusuf wrote for the BBC News website, had worked as a TV news producer, and had previously written for the Guardian, the Independent and the Times.
Born in Somalia in 1992 she spoke six languages, including Somali and Arabic, and had worked with whistleblowers and victims of serious crime.
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Hanna Yusuf Working Background
Prior to joining the BBC, Hanna’s writing was featured widely in the British and international press. She worked as a reporter and features writer for The Independent, and, as a freelancer, contributed to The Times, ITV, BBC Three, The Muslim News, The National (UAE), Grazia Magazine, among others. Her contributions to the debate around the hijab and feminist theory have been widely referenced in the UK and beyond. She is one of many experts that contributed to Gemma Cairney’s book: Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be.
Hanna has worked at the Guardian (Cities, Arts, National, Opinion, and G2), and undertook work experience at The Times (Property and Money). She interned at The Pool for seven months in 2016, where she wrote a weekly Arts & Culture column. She has worked on interfaith projects and was the media adviser for a non-profit interfaith foundation from January 2015 to January 2016.
Tribute To Hanna Yusuf
The tribute went on: “Hanna was a dedicated young vibrant professional who became a bridge between the media and the community, helping break boundaries in providing a voice and representation.
“Many will know Hanna for her incredible contributions to journalism and for her work at the BBC.
Hanna Yusuf was a committed, compassionate, empathetic and very talented journalist. This is such a big loss. May her legacy of important journalistic work continue to inspire others.
Our thoughts are with loved ones, colleagues, family, and friends. https://t.co/g2SzCJbtfl
— TellMAMAUK (@TellMamaUK) October 1, 2019
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Fran Unsworth, director of BBC News, said: “This is terrible news that has left us all deeply saddened.
“Hanna Yusuf was a talented young journalist who was widely admired across the BBC and our utmost sympathies go to her family and many friends. Hanna will be much missed
Hanna Yusuf wearing a hijab as a “feminist statement
In a video created for The Guardian, Hanna Yusuf described wearing a hijab as a “feminist statement”, and appeared on Good Morning Britain in 2017, saying a ban on religious symbols at work would disproportionately affect Muslim women.
— Garowe Online (@radiogarowe) October 1, 2019
Last year Hanna Yusuf told the story of Zaynab Hussein, a mother of nine who moved to Leicester in 2003 after escaping violence and instability in Somalia, who was a victim of a hate crime that left her with life-changing injuries after she was repeatedly run over by a 21-year-old stranger in the street. During her career, she also wrote for publications including The Times, The Guardian and The Independent. In March 2017, Hanna appeared on Good Morning Britain talking about a European Court of Justice ruling giving employers the power to ban all political and religious symbols at work. She told presenters Piers Morgan and Susannah Reid it would “disproportionately affect Muslim women”.
Views about Hanna Yusuf From Friends, Family, colleagues
She was incredibly intelligent, adaptable and full of ideas, as well as being a lovely person.”
Fran Unsworth, the BBC’s director of news, said: “This is terrible news that has left us all deeply saddened. Hanna Yusuf was a talented young journalist who was widely admired across the BBC and our utmost sympathies go to her family and many friends. Hanna will be much missed.”
And colleague Sophia Smith Galer said: “We have lost a fierce friend and a force for truth and light which stretched far beyond her journalism to the many lives she touched here at the BBC and beyond.”
Fast Facts You Must Need To Know About Hanna Yusuf
- Hanna Yusuf, who defended the hijab as a ‘feminist statement’ has died aged 27
- Colleagues paid tribute to a ‘talented young journalist’ and a ‘fierce friend’
- Her family said they hoped her legacy ‘would serve as an inspiration’
- Somali-born Ms Yusuf spoke six languages and had work published in several national newspapers and magazines before joining the BBC in 2017
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