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We are pleased to inform you that Russia Today (RT) is calling for entries for the Best Humanitarian Journalism of the 2021 Khaled Alkhateb International Memorial Awards.

An annual competition which recognizes the best journalism from conflict zones. The awards, now in their fourth year, were established in honour of RT Arabic freelance reporter, Khaled Alkhateb, who perished at the age of 25, on July 30, 2017 while reporting for RT from the frontlines in Syria.

The Khaled Alkhateb Award is one of the most inclusive awards in the world, with applications accepted in any language, from any country, focusing on any conflict. The award welcomes entries from freelance journalists, small independent outlets and international mainstream, global networks and publishers alike.

Starting this year, RT has expanded the field of submissions to include ‘Best Humanitarian Journalism: After the War’. Launched in order to highlight the “stories that inspire and encourage”, the video and written reports in this category seek to feature the entire spectrum of experience of communities after the war, intimate and universal alike: the post-conflict challenges and aspirations, trauma and healing, tension and reconciliation.

Winner of the 2021 Khaled Alkhateb International Memorial Awards, will each receive the cash prize of 200-thousand Rubles of the following 4 categories:

  1. BEST VIDEO JOURNALISM FROM A CONFLICT ZONE
  2. BEST WRITTEN JOURNALISM FROM A CONFLICT ZONE
  3. BEST HUMANITARIAN JOURNALISM: AFTER WAR (Video)
  4. BEST HUMANITARIAN JOURNALISM: AFTER WAR (Written)

Your esteemed organisations are encouraged to submit entries for any of the four categories by the end of November 2021. Find out more and submit your entry at https://award.rt.com/