Danish Siddiqui, 3 Others Win Pulitzer for India’s COVID Deaths Photos

Siddiqui, the Reuters photojournalist, was killed last year while covering the conflict in Afghanistan.

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Columbia University unveiled Pulitzer Prize 2022 winners on Monday, 9 May in journalism, books, drama, and music.

The Washington Post won the award for public service journalism for its coverage of riots in the United States Capitol Hill on 6 January last year.

Meanwhile, Indians including Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Amit Dave, and the late Danish Siddiqui of Reuters won the award for their feature photography covering India's deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

An example of Siddiqui's photography, revealing the extent of spread of the virus:

Siddiqui was posthumously awarded a Pulitzer along with Abidi, Mattoo, and Dave for their photographs.

This is the second Pulitzer that Siddiqui has been awarded. He was honoured with the prestigious award in 2018 as part of the Reuters team for their coverage of the Rohingya crisis.

Siddiqui was killed last year while covering the conflict in Afghanistan between Afghan forces and Taliban militants.


Ukrainian Journalists Issued Special Citation

The Pulitzer Prize board also issued a "special citation" to Ukrainian journalists covering Russia's invasion of their country.

Announcing the prize, board member Marjorie Miller said, "The Pulitzer Prize board is pleased to award a special citation to the journalists of Ukraine for their courage, endurance and commitment to truthful reporting during Vladimir Putin's ruthless invasion of their country and his propaganda war in Russia," DW reported.

She added:

"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 honor to Ukraine and to journalists around the world."

Seven journalists, including three from Ukraine, have been killed since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of its neighbour on 24 February, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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