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Danish Siddique among four Indians to get Pulitzer

New York, May 10 (UNI): Slain photojournalist Danish Siddique is among four Indians who were given the Pulitzer Prize for 2022.

According to the organisation, Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave and Siddiqui won the award on Monday for “documenting the devastation of Covid in India”. Siddiqui was on an assignment in Afghanistan last year when he was killed while covering clashes between the Afghan army and the Taliban in Kandahar’s Spin Boldak district. He had earlier won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for covering the Rohingya crisis.

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Meanwhile, Marcus Yam of the Los Angeles Times won the award for ‘Breaking News Photography’. Miami Herald bagged the award for Breaking News Reporting. The Washington Post¬†won the Pulitzer prize in ‘Public Service’ category for covering the causes, costs and aftermath of the January 6 Capitol attack.

The Pulitzer Board honoured the Ukrainian journalists with a special citation for their “courage, endurance and commitment to truthful reporting” amid Russian invasion. “Despite bombardment, abductions, occupation, and even deaths in their ranks, they have persisted in their effort to provide an accurate picture of a terrible reality, doing honour to Ukraine and to journalists around the world,” they added.

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