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‘Behind Enemy Lines’ wins Rory Peck Award

Afghan-Brit Najibullah Quraishi has become the first person to win two Rory Peck Awards for different films, after winning the features award for his documentary Behind Enemy Lines. The doc follows the 10 days he was embedded with Hezb-i-islam insurgents in Afghanistan in 2009 and aired on Channel 4's 'Dispatches' strand. The first web project to win a Rory Peck Award for news was Roger Arnold for Red Shirt Protests, which was commissioned and broadcast on WallStreetJournal.com. Arnold's footage is a detailed diary of events in Bangkok during the final week of the anti-government protests in May 2010. Lastly, Nick Read was awarded the Sony Professional Impact Award for The Slumdog Children of Mumbai, a True Visions production for Channel 4 'Dispatches.'
November 18, 2010

Afghan-Brit Najibullah Quraishi has become the first person to win two Rory Peck Awards for different films, after winning the features award for his documentary Behind Enemy Lines. The doc follows the 10 days he was embedded with Hezb-i-islam insurgents in Afghanistan in 2009 and aired on Channel 4′s ‘Dispatches’ strand. The first web project to win a Rory Peck Award for news was Roger Arnold for Red Shirt Protests, which was commissioned and broadcast on WallStreetJournal.com. Arnold’s footage is a detailed diary of events in Bangkok during the final week of the anti-government protests in May 2010. Lastly, Nick Read was awarded the Sony Professional Impact Award for The Slumdog Children of Mumbai, a True Visions production for Channel 4 ‘Dispatches.’

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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