Racist campaign against Danish Siddiqui deeply disturbing, says Editors Guild
The Editors Guild of India on Saturday said it was deeply disturbed by the racist campaign on social media against photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was killed in Afghanistan on Friday. Siddiqui, who worked for Reuters news agency, was killed while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and the Taliban….
After the news of Siddiqui’s death hit social media, some users on Twitter shared an unverified image of his dead body. Some users also celebrated the death, alleging that his coverage of the funeral pyres during the second wave of the pandemic in India in April and May was an attempt to malign the country’s image.
However, several journalists and other Twitter users… explained the perspective behind Siddiqui’s photos and the humane approach he took while covering a tragedy….