Furquan Ameen Siddiqui

Hindustan Times

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.

He is currently on a 2016-17 Fellowship at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, University of Oxford, where his field of research is Security Risks to Journalists in India and the Absence of any Protective Safeguards.

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