Established in memory of independent war correspondent Khaled Alkhateb

2020

The third year of the competition saw submissions from 16 countries in 7 languages.
The winning works focused on conflicts in Iran and Syria.

  • Best VIDEO Journalism from a Conflict Zone:
    LONG FORM
    Alexander Konevich
    Russia
    Russian military in Syria
    The work consists of 5 news stories that were broadcast on the daily news program "Today"...
  • BEST VIDEO JOURNALISM FROM A CONFLICT ZONE:
    SHORT FORM
    Mohamed Ali
    Syria
    Idlib frontline calm as ceasefire goes into effect
    Calm prevails in Syria’s Idlib province as a ceasefire deal between Russia and Turkey largely holds.
  • BEST JOURNALISM FROM A CONFLICT ZONE:
    WRITTEN
    Ruchi Kumar
    Afghanistan
    Why Iran Is Deporting Scores of Afghan Refugees.
    Last December, Ruchi Kumar along with a colleague travelled to the border between Iran and Afghanistan...



2019

The second year of the competition saw submissions from 25 countries in 8 languages.
The winning works shed light on conflicts in Syria, Libya and Iraq.

  • Best VIDEO Journalism from a Conflict Zone:
    LONG FORM
    AMITABH P REVI
    India
    Palmyra Ravaged by Daesh, A Bid to Rise Like The Phoenix.
    The Temple of Baalshamin, the Victory Arch and The Temple of Bel were all destroyed with reportedly 10,000 tons of explosives.
  • Best VIDEO Journalism from a Conflict Zone:
    LONG FORM
    ANTON STEPANENKO
    Russia
    Raqqa. Life after war.
    After a massive bombardment of Raqqa, considered to be the Islamic State’s de-facto capital, the once-thriving city lies in ruins.
  • BEST VIDEO JOURNALISM FROM A CONFLICT ZONE:
    SHORT FORM
    FAUSTO BILOSLAVO
    Italy
    The battle of Tripoli.
    The battle of Tripoli is raging between government forces and the troops of General Haftar.
  • BEST JOURNALISM FROM A CONFLICT ZONE:
    WRITTEN
    KENNETH R. ROSEN
    USA
    After ISIS.
    In a series of stories from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, writer Kenneth R. Rosen journeys across the divide of both countries to learn what will come after the fall of the Islamic State's caliphate.



2018

The first year of the competition saw submissions from more than 20 countries in 10 languages.
The winning works shed light on conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and the Philippines.

  • Best VIDEO Journalism from a Conflict Zone:
    LONG FORM
    Anna Karenina Tolentino
    Singapore
    Get Real: Escape from Marawi
    On May 23, 2017, ISIS affiliated terrorists wrestled control of Marawi, the biggest Islamic city in the Southern Philippines.
  • BEST VIDEO JOURNALISM FROM A CONFLICT ZONE:
    SHORT FORM
    Asaad Al-Zalzalee
    Iraq
    ISIS Children (Iraq)
    This piece examines the fate of the children and families of ISIS militants following the expulsion of the terrorist organization by Iraqi forces.
  • BEST JOURNALISM FROM A CONFLICT ZONE:
    WRITTEN
    Jason O'Brien
    Ireland
    Special dispatch from inside Syria.
    After seven years of bloodshed, the ongoing civil war in Syria is this century's deadliest.