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Inside FRONTLINE DuPont Award Winner
December 22, 2010
FRONTLINE's Behind Taliban Lines, an extraordinary journey deep into the Afghanistan war's new battlefront, has been honored with a 2011 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, one of the most prestigious in broadcast journalism.
Its reporter and videographer, veteran Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi, was cited by the awards committee for the "incredible risks" he took to gain access into a cell of insurgents, living and filming with them for almost two weeks as they planned and executed attacks against U.S. and Afghan forces in an area in northern Afghanistan which has quietly reverted to Taliban control.
Note: Earlier this year, the film also won the British Rory Peck Award.