Najibullah Quraishi


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).

Location Expertises:

World; Terrorism

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Taliban Takeover
The Taliban take over Afghanistan, and the threat of ISIS and Al Qaeda intensifies.
October 12, 2021
Leaving Afghanistan
FRONTLINE investigates the consequences of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.
July 20, 2021
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Taliban Country
FRONTLINE reporter Najibullah Quraishi goes on a dangerous journey inside both Taliban- and ISIS-held territory as President Trump says he wants to end the war.
January 21, 2020
ISIS in Afghanistan
ISIS is on the rise in Afghanistan -- and they say they're getting young kids to join the jihad.
November 17, 2015
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Opium Brides
Najibullah Quraishi reports on the harrowing story of the collateral damage of the counter-narcotics effort in Afghanistan.
January 3, 2012
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Fighting for Bin Laden
Inside the secret war against Al Qaeda and the Taliban, plus a rare look at the men who say they fight for bin Laden
May 3, 2011
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The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan
A startling investigation into an ancient practice that's once again flourishing: the organized sex trade in young Afghan boys.
April 20, 2010
Behind Taliban Lines
An Afghan journalist's extraordinary 10 days living and filming with an insurgent cell allied with Al Qaeda.
February 23, 2010