Taha Siddiqui, 33 years old, is an award winning investigative print and TV journalist covering Pakistan for the last 12 years. Based in Islamabad, he has reported for several reputed national and international news organizations including the New York Times, Guardian and France24. In 2006, his career as a journalist took off from the southern port city of Karachi.
He has traveled throughout Pakistan and Afghanistan, producing news features and long-form documentaries. In 2014, Mr. Siddiqui won the Albert Londres Prix, also known as the French Pulitzer Award, for his documentary on polio in Pakistan and Afghanistan. His focus areas include terrorism, civil-military affairs and minorities. Mr. Siddiqui has also been become known as a frequent critic of Pakistan’s powerful military establishment on social media.
He recently survived an abduction attempt, when on January 10th, 2018, armed men—believed to be state agents—attempted to kidnap him. Despite this, Mr. Siddiqui continues working as a journalist, and fighting for the freedom of expression, speech, and press.