Rory Peck Awards
Features Award: 17th November 2010
Behind Enemy Lines won the Rory Peck Trust Features Award.
The judges praised the journalistic integrity of Najibullah's film, which they described as a ‘warts and all’ picture of the insurgents, and one noted that Najibullah had ‘amazingly open access’
On Wednesday, Najibullah Quraishi scooped up his second Rory Peck Award for "Afghanistan: Behind Enemy Lines".
We're thrilled to be recognised by both these prestigious awards and we're looking forward to being as productive next year!
SAS Soldiers in Action In Afghanistan; ITN / Channel 4 News - 30th October 2002
The annual Rory Peck Awards ceremony took place at London’s National Film Theatre on Wednesday 30th October.
The awards, again sponsored by Sony, celebrate the work, courage, skill and enterprise of freelance news cameramen and camerawomen throughout the world.
Hosted by Jon Snow from Channel 4 News, the evening saw presentations in the four award categories together with screenings of the award winning footage.
The Rory Peck Award for Hard News
This category honours freelance coverage of an event where the focus is on the immediacy of the action.
"The degree of guile and cunning by Najibullah is beyond belief... He shows, in a way which we had not seen before, the viciousness and intensity of close combat fighting in Northern Afghanistan." Rory Peck Judges
"Very in the spirit of Rory Peck - to keep filming whilst under fire, and to put yourself in danger - everyone else was in the compound, but he was up there, recording." Rory Peck Judges