Time Magazine has named the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, together with other reporters for the “Person of the year”. The magazine announced on Tuesday that title go to the “guards” in the “war against the truth”.
Khashoggi worked as a columnist for the “Washington Post” and was a critic of the government in Riyadh. He was murdered in October by a hit squad in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Furthermore, the suspicion that the Saudi knew ash crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the fact, or even ordered.
The “Time Magazine” also paid tribute to Maria Ressa (55) of the Philippines, which operates the news website “Rappler”. “Rappler” to draw the brutal war against drugs by President Rodrigo Duterte, the magazine writes. Maria Ressa threatened up to ten years in prison, after the news had page been due to tax charges. Is also awarded the editorial office of the newspaper “The Capital Gazette” in Annapolis in the American state of Maryland. An assassin had shot and killed in June, five employees of the sheet.
in Addition, the “Time Magazine paid tribute to” two young Reporter for the Reuters news Agency, detained for a year in Myanmar. The two Myanmarer Kyaw Soe Oo (28) and Wa Lone (32), as the majority of their countrymen Buddhists – had researched account of a massacre of the army of ten boys and men of the Muslim minority of Rohingya. Overall, thousands died. More than 700 000 Rohingya have been expelled from the country.