Welcome to Danish Siddiqui Foundation

Established in memory of the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, the foundation is dedicated to advancing value-based journalism. Through diverse programs and initiatives tailored for students, professionals, and freelancers, our aim is to promote and propagate the essence of ethical and impactful journalism.

“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

The Danish Siddiqui Foundation is dedicated to advancing value-based journalism to create an informed, engaged, and socially aware society.

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.

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

Journalism Scholarships

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

Rising Reporters Project

Empowering young student journalists to address vital issues across diverse topics, making a substantial contribution to the field through their impactful storytelling, and creating positive change in journalism

Journalist Safety Workshops

Ensuring the safety of frontline journalists is crucial in high-risk areas. Specialized training is essential to navigate unique threats and challenges that journalists face in conflict zones

Delhi Photo 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. 

What Leading Journalists Say

last date 29 feb 2024

Portraits of A Nation Photography Contest

Students are encouraged to explore the vibrant facets of India by capturing moments that narrate its story. Whether it's the rich cultural heritage, the hustle and bustle of daily life, the celebration of traditions, or the representation of national symbols, students have the freedom to interpret and present their unique vision of India

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.

Applications Are Now Closed

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