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Time Magazine selects Khashoggi to Person of the year

Time Magazine has named four journalists and a newspaper to the "Person of the year". Among the Honored the murdered Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Georg Schwarte, ARD Studio New York

Zum 91. The "Time Magazine has declared" the "Person of the year" - for the first Time a dead is among the Excellent: the murdered Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Except it honored three other journalists and a whole editorial.

Jamal Khashoggi, who was apparently murdered on the orders of the Saudi crown Prince, had said shortly before his brutal death, he would ask for Saudi Arabia is not a democracy - it please, but only to the Minimum: the right to be allowed to Talk. "It is very rare that the influence of a people grows so much after his death. Khashoggis assassination of the Saudi crown Prince in a new light, and also the war in Yemen," says editor-in-chief Edward rock contained.

Excellent were representative of those journalists who have taken in the battle for truth large risks. For example, Maria Ressa, editor in chief of a online page in the Philippines, in the battle for the truth of the dictatorial President Rodrigo Duterte for the opponent. "Power corrupts, Power under pressure," says Ressa. A week after US President Donald Trump have called the New York Times 'Fake News', Duterte referred to your page as well.

First of all, Putin and Trump

journalists nominated as "Person of the year": That has never happened before. The "defenders and the war against the truth," the magazine writes in its explanatory statement, and explains the world today, led by a US President that would have set the proximity to the despot search and its attacks on the press a disturbing tone.

editor-in-chief of rock contained says Trump and also the Russian President Vladimir Putin had also been candidates for the "Person of the year". But in the end, the decision was made for the defenders of the truth: "As we looked at the candidates, it became clear to us that the abuse and Manipulation of the truth was the greatest danger in many of the stories in this year. Of Russia on Saudi Arabia to Silicon Valley."

Excellent journalists were Awarded in custody

by "Time Magazine" two Reuters journalists who sit for more than a year in Myanmar in prison because they wrote about the killing of Rohingya. Was also awarded the editorial office of the "Capital Gazette," Annapolis, in the state of Maryland. There, an assassin had shot areas in June, five journalists in the editorial team - the Team brought out the next day still with a newspaper.

Time Magazine Person of the year in 2018 - Followed journalists in the world
Georg Schwarte, NDR, New York
11.12.2018 16:20 PM

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