SNI Wins RT Khaled Alkhateb International Memorial Award
Amitabh P Revi and Prateek Suri
SNI’s Associate Editor Amitabh P Revi and Video Journalist Prateek Suri are among journalists from Russia, the U.S., and Italy to take top honors at the Russian international television network RT’s Khaled Alkhateb International Memorial Awards. The report, ‘Palmyra Ravaged By Daesh, A Bid To Rise Like The Phoenix’, aired in Nov 2018 has won Best Video Journalism from a Conflict Zone (Long Form).
A jury of news media professionals and experts on war and armed conflict judged submissions from 25 countries in 8 languages. Among them is industry veteran Tom Wragg, who currently serves as the Business Development Director of the Association for International Broadcasters. Mr. Wragg began his career at the BBC, eventually becoming Head of Production for BBC News and Current Affairs.
Other high-profile jurors include Eva Golinger, a lawyer, journalist, and writer specializing in the field of international law and foreign policy between Latin America and the US, RT International correspondent Maria Finoshina, and RT Arabic host Salam Musafir. Jury member and war correspondent Evgeny Poddubny is a three-time winner of the prestigious Russian TEFI award for his work in Syria and Ukraine, while journalist and television host Irada Zeynalova has reported on some of the country’s most pressing stories of the last twenty years, including the Beslan school siege, the Moscow underground bombings in 2004 and 2010, and the Moscow blackouts of 2005.
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