Najibullah Quraishi is an Afghan-British Journalist. His professional career began in Afghanistan, where he worked as producer, reporter and presenter for a weekly television social program “Shahr-e ma, Khana-e ma (Our City, Our Home) for 10 years before moving to the UK in 2002.
After successfully collaborating on the film ‘Afghan Massacre: Convoy of Death’, in the same year he won The Rory Peck Impact and Sony International Award for a film about the SAS in Afghanistan.
Since moving to UK, where he works as freelancer director, reporter and cameraman as well as chief investigator for documentary films in Asia and Arab countries, he has produced a total of six films and won several awards including;
Over Sea Press Club Award, 2016 (Best documentary) The Emmy award 2013 (News and Documentary); the Alfred I DuPont Award 2011 (the ‘broadcast Pulitzer’, presented by the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University); the History Makers Award 2011 for ‘Best Current Affairs Documentary’; One World Media Award ‘Best Documentary’ 2010; BAFTA nomination ‘Best Documentary’ 2010; AIB (Association of International Broadcasters) Award ‘Best Current Affairs Documentary’ 2010; AIB Award ‘Best Investigative Documentary’ 2010; UNAFF (United Nations Association Film Festival); Winner of the Rory Peck and Sony International Impact awards(twice, 20002 and 2010) ‘Best Documentary Award’ 2010; Grierson Award: Shortlisted for ‘Best Documentary on a Contemporary Issue’ 2010.
His most decorated films are; ‘The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan’, a series of films for PBS, WNET/Wide Angle (women in war and peace); Behind Taliban Lines (Channel 4, Frontline), Fighting for Osama (Frontline), Opium Brides (PBS Frontline), Children Of The Taliban (Channel 4 and ZDF), On the Other Side Of War (Channel 4 news), Landslide (PBS), Growing Up Behind Bars (Aljazeera English), The Lion’s Last Roar (BBC2) and The Taliban Girls (Aljazeera English) recently; Living Beneath The Drones for (Al Jazeera aired in June 2015) and ISIS In Afghanistan/ISIL And The Taliban (aired Aljazeera English in October and Frontline PBS in Nov 2015).