About me


Byline image Burhan Wazir


I am an award winning writer and editor, based in London. I work at Coda Story, where I am the managing editor of sections on authoritarian technology and disinformation.

Previously, I have worked at The Times, where I was Deputy Features Editor from 2003-2007, and The Observer, where I covered domestic and international news and features. In 2003, I covered the war in Iraq and have reported from Israel, Palestine, India, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Burundi and other countries. At The Observer, I was a frequent contributor to the newspaper’s comment, magazine, arts and books sections.

In 2007, I was part of the team which launched The National in Abu Dhabi. I have also worked at Al Jazeera in Qatar, where I was head of the opinion section.

I am a frequent contributor to The New Statesman, the Financial Times, Prospect, The World Today, Aeon and Roads & Kingdoms. I have also written for Dazed & Confused, iD, The Face and Arena.

I have written and presented documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 and Radio 4. In 1999, I was awarded Press Gazette’s Young Journalist of the Year.