Hanna Yusuf shortlisted for British Journalism Award

A month after her death, the BBC reporter, has been shortlisted for the British Journalism Award.

Tributes have been paid after her death.

At the time of her death, the BBC’s director of news, Fran Unsworth, said she was a “talented young journalist who was widely admired”.

Hanna Yusuf died unexpectedly at the age of 27. Her family released a statement asking for privacy after the shocking loss in which they also said they hope her legacy would have serve as an aspiration. 

Hanna was born in Somalia in 1992, spoke six languages. She graduated in BA Hons French with Spanish at Queen Mary University of London and after she past with Merit a MA in Newspaper Journalism at City University of London.

Hanna Yussuf’s recent articles published where including ‘The Costa investigation’ in which she personally interviewed a large number of Costa Coffee employees who explained the poor conditions they were working on, the refusal of manager’s sickness payments, the retention of tips and also deduction of holiday pay. Last year she also published an article in which she tells the story about homeless and why they chose the street rather than the shelter.

Before joining the BBC world, she used to work as a reporter for ‘The Indipendent’, The Guardian, The Times, ITV, The Muslim News, Grazia Magazine. Her personal opinion regarding the hijab and the feminism theory has been a great contribution to the debate in course and therefore has been widely referenced around UK.

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