On Tuesday, December 11, Time magazine announced in 2018 was awarded the title “person of the year”, which is an influential American edition sets since 1927. As already reported “FACTS”, the day before was published the shortlist of 10 contenders. Their number includes, among others, Donald trump, Vladimir Putin, Robert Mueller, Meghan Markle.
But in the end a “Person of 2018,” Time declared a columnist for the Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi and other journalists from different countries who were killed or imprisoned for their professional activities. Edition called them “Guardians”.
Recall Time annually polls its readers, asking them to name the “Person of the year”. The results of the survey are published, but the final choice makes the editors. Most often, the opinion of the staff and the readers of the magazine do not match.
Jamal Khashoggi, was killed on 2 October 2018 at the Consulate of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul where he came to get the divorce papers. The journalist, who often sharply criticized members of the Royal family of Saudi Arabia, was arrested by the intelligence agents of this country. In the building of the diplomatic mission he was tortured (his fingers), then strangled and dismembered. Body Khashoggi is still not found. Turkish special services have transferred their existing recordings and recordings of surveillance cameras, which confirmed that the journalist’s murder was a planned action. Moreover, the order of her conduct, gave himself the crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. Turkey is demanding an international investigation and trial of the guilty. Saudi authorities said that they will punish the perpetrators of the murder.
The editorial staff of the newspaper Capital Gazette
28 Jun 2018 edition of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis (Maryland) Jarrod Ramos shot five newspaper employees and injured two more. Ramos hated journalists, who in 2011 published an article about it. He filed for a newspaper to court, accusing her of defamation. Then began to throw journalists messages with threats. Police remained inactive…
To the “guardians” Time took also the chief editor of the online edition of Rappler Maria Ressa. The portal Chronicles the life of the Filipinos under President Rodrigo Duterte, describing the brutal suppression of the unwanted mode citizens. Now the media is accused of fraud, Ressa is under arrest, he faces a prison sentence up to 10 years.
In an editorial devoted to “the Guards” Time mentions other journalists injured in 2018, including Babchenko, who participated in the special operation of the SBU in the re-enactment of his murder, and Tatiana Felgengauer, Deputy editor-in-chief of radio station “Echo of Moscow”, the victim of an armed attack directly at the office.
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