The Editors Guild of India (EGI) on Saturday condoled the loss of life of Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui in Afghanistan, saying his demise was “an irreplaceable loss” to journalism.
In a joint assertion, the Press Affiliation and the Indian Ladies Press Corps stated Mr Siddiqui’s loss of life whereas on responsibility in a battle state of affairs has as soon as once more highlighted the poor security circumstances of the scribes.
Additionally they condemned the “hateful campaign” being run towards Mr Siddiqui on social media after his demise.
Mr Siddiqui, in his early 40s, was killed in Afghanistan on Friday whereas overlaying the combating between Afghan troops and the Taliban.
“We condemn the killing of Danish Siddiqui. His demise on duty in conflict situations has once again highlighted the poor safety conditions of the scribes,” learn the joint assertion.
“We pray for the departed soul. We also condemn the hateful campaign running on social media after his death,” the journalist our bodies added.
The Guild, in a press release, stated, “EGI condoles the death of Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist on July 16 in Afghanistan, while he was covering a clash between Afghan security forces and the Taliban near a border crossing with Pakistan.”
“Siddiqui’s death is an irreplaceable loss to journalism.”
On the identical time, the Guild stated it’s “deeply disturbed by the vicious and highly regrettable racist campaign” being run towards him by some sections of the social media.
His loss of life is an event to recollect him and all of the journalists who’ve died in battle reporting, it stated.
Over the previous decade, Mr Siddiqui had lined among the most heart-wrenching tales of battle and humanitarian disaster from South Asia and the encircling areas, the EGI famous.
It stated his work was a residing testomony to the axiom of photojournalism, “if your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough”.
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