People

Furquan
Ameen Siddiqui
Senior Correspondent (Multimedia), Hindustan Times
Country of Origin: 
India
Sponsor: 
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Date of Fellowship: 
Michaelmas Term 2016 and Hilary Term 2017
Research Paper Title: 
Security Risks to Journalists in India and the Absence of any Protective Safeguards

Furquan Ameen Siddiqui is a journalist at Hindustan Times, one of the leading English-language dailies in India and is based out of New Delhi. He is especially interested in long format, in-depth reportage and multimedia storytelling. He has reported on a range of topics, including migration, displacement, human rights, environment and media. He has extensively covered India's under-reported north eastern region, on stories mostly revolving around human rights and conflict. In 2015, he was nominated for the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize for a story on coal mining and its impact on the environment in Meghalaya. Furquan was also a participant at a regional training workshop on climate change in Kathmandu, Nepal. He has recently written a long read on displacement and climate change in Assam as a recipient of a Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme grant. He began his career as an editorial assistant at The Caravan, a longform magazine covering politics and culture. Before discovering his passion for feature writing, he worked on short term research projects for The Hoot, a media watch website based in New Delhi.

Research Paper Title: 
Security Risks to Journalists in India and the Absence of any Protective Safeguards