Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who died while being on an assignment in Afghanistan, will be posthumously awarded the ‘Journalist of the Year’ for 2020 by the Mumbai Press Club.
Pulitzer awardee Siddiqui, who was the chief photographer for the news agency Reuters, is being awarded “for his spectrum of the investigative and impactful body of news photography ranging from the Rohingyas and anti-CAA protests to COVID-19 and the Afghanistan Civil War,” the journalists’ body announced on Friday.
Siddiqui had a long stint of working in Mumbai before shifting base to New Delhi.
Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana will be presenting the annual ‘RedInk Awards for Excellence in Journalism’ in a virtual event on December 29 and also deliver a keynote address.
Another awardee is Senior journalist and author Prem Shankar Jha who will be bestowed with the RedInk Awards for lifetime achievement for his distinguished career of incisive and analytical writing.