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"

MISSION-DRIVEN

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. 

Integrity

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

Empathy

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

Courage

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

Truth

Deliver truth and report objectively and accurately without any bias.

What leading journalists say

our focus areas

JOURNALISM EDUCATION

Journalism Education Programs Supported by Scholarships & Grants

JOURNALIST SAFETY

High Risk Assessment, Safety Guidelines & Hostile Environment Trainings

PHOTO JOURNALISM

Dedicated Platform to Train & Develop Skills for NextGen Photojournalists

DIGITAL JOURNALISM

Thought leadership with applied knowledge & financial support

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scholarships

Merit-based scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students pursuing journalism.

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mentorships

Collaborative and assistive mentorship programs to guide, develop leadership, and teach new skills.

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grants

Encourage individual reporting and research for ambitious, impactful journalism projects.

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talk series

Bring renowned journalism academicians and professionals to inspire young minds.

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awards & prizes

Award journalists for impactful work and journalistic excellence in their areas.

Become A JOURNALIST

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

Watch DOCUMENTARY

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