The Edward R. Murrow Award 2015

Left to right: Jamie Doran, Najibullah Quraishi and Raney Aronson.

Left to right: Jamie Doran, Najibullah Quraishi and Raney Aronson.

Best TV or video interpretation or documentary on international affairs

AWARD YEAR: 2015

AWARD NAME: 09 The Edward R. Murrow Award

AWARD RECIPIENTS: Jamie Doran, Najibullah Quraishi and Raney Aronson

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: PBS investigative series FRONTLINE

AWARD HONORED WORK: “ISIS in Afghanistan”

The growing global threat of ISIS, a defining story of 2015, was further revealed by this chilling FRONTLINE documentary tracking a correspondent to a remote Afghan village to see how ISIS is brutally displacing the Taliban. Najibullah Quraishi’s courageous reporting shows how ISIS offers recruits $700 a month as they outbid the Taliban and gives a glimpse of ISIS education: tutorials in beheading, grenade tossing and death chants to the United States and Israel.

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Citation Recipient: David Scott and Chapman Downes
Affiliation: HBO’s Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel
Honored Work: “The Killing Fields: The Plight of the African Elephant”
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