Welcome to Danish Siddiqui Foundation

The foundation is established in memory of renowned Pulitzer-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2021. The foundation aims to promote and propagate value-based journalism through various programs and initiatives for students, professionals, and freelancers.

“To be a photojournalist, you always see everything from the very first row. And it's an honor. An honor because you carry a lot of responsibility of people who can't be there and you're their eyes and sometimes ears. What I hope a photograph can do is to let people see their loved ones in place of the person in the photograph. I see myself as a connection between my subjects and my audience who I think can standup and make a change for the good"


Value-based Journalism

Danish Siddiqui Foundation is committed to promoting value-based journalism. We believe that value-based journalism plays an essential and integral role not only in reporting but it also applies to newsrooms and beyond.  Value-based journalism is the underlying objective of all our programs. 


Maintain the highest standards of journalism ethics and be firm in moral principles while reporting.


Be sensitive, compassionate, & maintain the highest standards of professional journalism.


Display moral, ethical, or physical courage and determination despite facing intimidation.


Deliver truth and report objectively and accurately without any bias.

What leading journalists say

our focus areas


Journalism Education Programs Supported by Scholarships & Grants


High Risk Assessment, Safety Guidelines & Hostile Environment Trainings


Dedicated Platform to Train & Develop Skills for NextGen Photojournalists


Thought leadership with applied knowledge & financial support

Danish Siddiqui Journalism Scholarships

An Immersive Scholarship Program providing students with a comprehensive learning environment outside the classroom while taking care of the financial barriers to education for an all-round development.

The Rising Reporters

At a time when the role of journalism is more crucial than ever, it’s inspiring to see these young journalists taking on important issues and telling stories that matter covering wide range of topics  in journalism field.

The Delhi
Photo Awards Contest

Designed to showcase the power of images in storytelling. This contest aims to encourage aspiring photojournalists to capture compelling stories that ignite conversations through their photographs. 


Are you interested in journalism?

Are you curious about the world around you, have a sense of humor, and be willing to learn? Do you have a passion for going out in the world to find stories that will educate, inform, uncover, expose and trigger people's interests and emotions? Apply for the Danish Siddiqui Journalism Scholarship Program.

News & Views


Killed By The Taliban​

Indian Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui's Death During His Coverage Of The Taliban War In Afghanistan Is Shrouded In Mystery. As His Family Seeks Crucial Answers, News9 Plus Carries Out This Eye-Opening Investigation.

Episode 1

Family and journalists reveal chilling details about the brutal murder of Danish Siddiqui

Episode 2

New9 Plus digs deeper into the circumstances leading to Danish Siddiqui's death on the frontline