DuPont Columbia Award
2013 - Opium Brides
In our documentary Opium Brides, reporter Najibullah Quraishi uncovered a terrible consequence of the Afghan government’s war on poppy production; rural families forced to give their daughters to drug traffickers because they were unable to repay borrowed money after crops were destroyed by the government eradication program.
Interviews with poppy farmers reveal a commitment to the continued growth of lucrative poppies.
2011 - Behind Enemy Lines
The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards are presided by Columbia’s school of Journalism, one of the most prestigious Journalism departments in the world. The award of the DuPont Silver Baton is to broadcast what the Pulitizer is to publishing. We are therefore very happy to announce that we have been given the Silver Baton for Behind Enemy Lines.