The Role Model Of Journalist
Danish Siddiqui (19 May 1983 16 July 2021) was an Indian
photo-journalist based in Delhi, who used to lead the national Reuters
Multimedia team. He received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography, as
part of the Reuters team, for documenting the Rohingya Refugee Crisis. In 2021,
he was killed while covering a clash between Afghan Security Forces and Taliban
forces near a border crossing with Pakistan.
Siddiqui's father was the dean of the faculty of Education at Jamia Millia
Islamia (JMI). Siddiqui grew up in the neighbourhood of the university, and
attended the Fr. Angle School, New Delhi. He graduated with a degree in
Economics from JMI before pursuing post-graduation in Mass Communication from
the A.J.K Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia in 2007.
In 2018, he become the first Indian alongside Adnan Abidi to win the Pulitzer
Prize for Feature Photography (as part of the photography staff of Reuters) for
documenting the 2015 Rohingya refugee crisis. In 2013, Siddiqui had secured the
third position in the arts and culture category at the Sony World Photography.
Danish Siddiqui is believing in that he has privilege to witness humanity at its
best and the worst and everything in between. His role is like mirror and make
us a witness to it. So, we can look and stand up for the change. He always tries
his best to record and bring it to us. He put his life to work in his he never
sits workless whenever he listens any world event happening, he visits that
place and give us so much of priceless photos so we can acknowledge how worth
and best of the ground reality. He gives us ground related pictures of Rohingya
refuges, Kashmir, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka's civil war and many more.
A Photographer need to be involved, he has to know the story, he has to know why
it is happening. If a Photographer know why it is happening it take a better
picture. Everybody is a photographer because everybody has phone camera but the
difference between a photo journalist and somebody is who straight taking a
picture is that because Photojournalist want to tell the story through the
Siddiqui was killed alongside a senior Afghan officer while covering a clash
between Afghan Special Forces and Taliban insurgent in Spin Boldak , Kandahar,
on 15 July 2021. His body was handed to the Afghan Red Crescent Society.
The role of Journalism in society
Journalism plays a very important role in democratic societies.
One of its main purposes is to supply voters with the information they need to
make informed choices, for example, about how they are going to vote in an
The democratic principle of 'freedom of speech' - meaning that people have the
right to freely express their views and opinions, and to question or criticise
the government - is enabled by a free, independent media.
The media serves an important role in providing investigative reports, debate,
discussion, background and analysis, as well as news stories.
Written By: By: Brij Chaurasiya
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