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Slain journalist Khashoggi named Time’s "Person of the Year"

Slain journalist Khashoggi named Time’s "Person of the Year"

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October at his country's Istanbul consulate, has been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" alongside several other journalists.

The publication recognizes a person or a group of people who most influenced the news and world affairs over the past year "for better or for worse."

Who was Jamal Khashoggi?

Jamal Khashoggi was working for the US newspaper The Washington Post. He was a Saudi Arab journalist who was in self-exile and wrote columns for the newspaper. On 2 October 2018, he approached Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for paper work so he could get married to his Turkish Fiancée. But he never came out from consulate.

Turkish administration started investigation and found out that he was killed inside the consulate on the orders of Saudi Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. Even Central Investigation Agency of USA confirmed the bloody hands of the Saudi Prince, but US president denied to condemn him as Saudi Arabia has been a reliable partner in the Middle East.

Time Magazine also awarded following journalists:

Capital Gazette Staff

A gunman on 28 July killed 5 editirial staffs of the Capital Gazette in Maryland, USA. However, the very next day they published their newspaper despite being in trauma and left the editorial page blank saying they were speechless.

Maria Ressa and Rappler

Former CNN journalist Maria Ressa founded her online news site Rappler in the Philippines in 2012, and it has since gained a reputation for hard-hitting, investigative journalism.

It has been openly critical of Philippines’s President Rodrigo Duterte, questioning the accuracy of his public statements, particularly over his deadly war on drugs.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, both citizens of Myanmar, were sentenced to seven years in jail in September for violating a state secrets act.

It stemmed from their work in September 2017 investigating the murders of 10 Rohingya men by the army in the northern Rakhine village of Inn Dinn.

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