EXTRAORDINARY REPORTING ABOUT TALIBAN FIGHTERS IN AFGHANISTAN
Afghan video journalist Najibullah Quraishi took incredible risks to tell this important story for FRONTLINE. He negotiated extraordinary access to a part of northern Afghanistan that has quietly reverted to Taliban control and embedded with a Taliban unit that was planning and executing attacks against U.S. and Afghan forces. Quraishi brought out riveting details of insurgent life including bomb-making and infighting, ineptitude and resilience. In this significant piece of journalism, he also captures the international make-up of the group of fighters. Quraishi’s first-rate reporting and enterprise provided rare insight into an enemy almost never seen.
Jamie Doran, writer and producer; Najibullah Quraishi, reporter and videographer; Ken Dornstein, senior producer; John Moffat, Mark Dugas, editors; Mike Healy, additional videography; Tracey ‘H’ Doran-Carter, production manager; Will Lyman, narrator; Jim Ferguson, online editor; Jim Sullivan, sound mix; Andrew McEntee, associate producer; Tom Greenwood, assistant producer; Melaney Doran, production assistant; Penelope Bacle, Jim Mullins, researchers; Barney Freeman, Ben Vella, composers; Raney Aronson, series senior producer; David Fanning, executive producer
View Behind Taliban Lines: pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/talibanlines/view/.
View an interview with Najibullah Quraishi and Jamie Doran: vimeo.com/dupontawards/2011-quraishidoran.