RT’S KHALED ALKHATEB INTERNATIONAL MEMORIAL AWARDS Established in memory of independent war correspondent Khaled Alkhateb.
RT’s Khaled Alkhateb International Memorial Awards for Best Journalism
from a Conflict Zone honor the brave work of those media professionals
who strive to shed light on the complexities and ramifications of armed conflict.
Through their journalistic efforts, these reporters and professionals provide
a better understanding of the harsh realities endured by the areas currently suffering in the hope that, with the help of this knowledge, peace is possible.
Incidentally, «Khaled Alkahateb» means «immortal orator»
and we hope that these awards will keep alive not just Khaled’s name, but his life’s work, so symbolically embodied by it.
Khaled Alkhateb was working for RT Arabic as a freelance correspondent
when he was killed by an ISIS shell in the eastern suburb of Homs, Syria
on July 30th 2017. At just 25 years old, Khaled was already a well-known local journalist when he began freelancing for RT in April 2017.
At the time of his death, he had been reporting on the efforts to defeat
the terrorist group Islamic State. In honor of Khaled’s memory — and of all those who risk their lives out of commitment to truth as a conduit for peace — these awards were established by RT’s Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan.
Khaled became a war reporter because he loved his homeland, and he loved the truth.
We will award the prize to resilient, courageous war correspondents, whose work, which often endangers their lives and demands unparalleled selflessness, helps — whether in the nearest future or a decade down the line — to shed light on the horrors that war brings to a land.
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