Deadline extended for submissions for Khaled Alkhateb Memorial Awards
RT has extended the deadline for submissions until June 12 for the Khaled Alkhateb Memorial Awards for Best Journalism from a Conflict Zone. The international competition was established to commemorate RT Arabic freelancer Khaled Alkhateb, who was killed by an Islamic State shell in the eastern suburb of Homs, Syria in 2017. The global news network honors the most outstanding work by journalists reporting from conflict zones every year. The awards ceremony will take place on July 30, marking the anniversary of the death of 25-year-old stringer. Awards will be given in three categories: Best Video Journalism from a Conflict Zone: Long form, Best Video Journalism from a Conflict Zone: Short form, and Best Written Journalism from a Conflict Zone. To be eligible for the contest, submission materials must have been published between January 1, 2017 and May 1, 2018.