Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award

Posted on 24th Jan, 2013

Reporter Najibullah Quraishi won the prestigious Alfred duPont Columbia University Silver Baton Award for his Opium Bride documentary film. Mr. Quraishi received this award at Columbia University in New York City on January 23, 2013.
In his documentary, Mr. Quraishi uncovered a terrible consequence of the Afghan government’s war on poppy production, which sometimes left the rural families with no other option but to give their daughters to drug traffickers because they were unable to repay borrowed money after crops were destroyed by the government eradication program.

Winners of 2013 duPont Columbia University Awards

 



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