Taha Siddiqui

Taha Siddiqui is an award winning investigative print and TV journalist who has covering Pakistan for over a decade. Based in Islamabad, he has reported for several national and international news organizations, including the New York Times, The Guardian and France24.

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 social media critic of Pakistan’s powerful military establishment.

On January 10th 2018 Siddiqui survived an abduction attempt after armed men – believed to be state agents – tried to kidnap him. Despite this, Mr. Siddiqui continues fighting for freedom of expression, of speech, and of the press in his capacity as founder of Safe News Rooms and owner of The Dissident Club.



Journalists under attack: the Case of Pakistan with Taha Siddiqui

Pakistani journalist and social media activist, Taha Siddiqui, who narrowly escaped a recent abduction attempt, addresses the 10th Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see quotes below, followed by full prepared remarks. On attacks on journalists in Pakistan: “To a visitor, it may seem that the media in