The killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
The killed Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists on Tuesday by the U.s. Time Magazine named as the ‘person of the Year 2018’.
Time Magazine praised the on 2 October in Istanbul murdered Khashoggi and various imprisoned and persecuted journalists in Bangladesh, Myanmar and the Philippines in a coververhaal with the title ‘The Guardians and the Battle against Truth.”
The 55-year-old Filipino journalist Maria Ressa is, for example, lauded for its reporting on the bloody drug war that is fought by the Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte, and that all 12,000 people their lives. In november, accused the government-Duterte, the news website of Ressa of tax evasion, causing them to ten years ‘ imprisonment.
Time remember also the detained Burmese journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, in the service of news agency Reuters, and the editorial board of the local American newspaper Capital Gazette. Thereof, five reporters had been killed in an attack on 28 June in Annapolis, in the state of Maryland.
‘The despots on this world see may be powerful, but with fear of their people. Real power is in those who dare to write about what they see happening, ” writes Time on his website.
The other nominees for the title of ‘Person/Persons of the Year” were the American president Donald Trump (who was already in 2016 to be Person of the Year kicked), his Russian colleague Vladimir Putin, the migrantenfamilies that the American-Mexican border each other, were separated, special prosecutor Robert Mueller, the American students who are fighting for stricter arms legislation and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who was the American chief judge Brett Kavanaugh accused of rape.
Last year, the women behind the #MeToo-movement by Time named Person of the Year.