16 The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2022

Best international TV, video, radio, audio or podcast reporting showing a concern for the human condition

AWARD NAME: The David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award 2022
RECIPIENT: Ramita Navai, Karim Shah and Eamonn Matthews
HONORED WORK: “Afghanistan Undercover”

When the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in August 2021, the group said its government would respect women’s rights. In “Afghanistan Undercover,” a FRONTLINE documentary filmed over the subsequent year, correspondent Ramita Navai and director Karim Shah documented a very different — and harrowing — story. Often working covertly, they spoke to women jailed by the Taliban without trial, interviewed women in abusive marriages who had attempted suicide and uncovered evidence of Taliban soldiers forcibly marrying young girls. While much of the world’s attention has moved on from the story, “Afghanistan Undercover” documents the very real ongoing crisis for women inside one of the world’s cruelest totalitarian theocracies.

Link to the honored work:
Afghanistan Undercover

Citation for Excellence:
Havovi Cooper, Insider News and
Documentary Video Staff
“Risky Business”