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Field Day for Journalists as Khashoggi, other Journalists Named Time ‘Person of the Year’

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Today enters the history book of journalists across the globe as Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October this year at his country’s Istanbul consulat, has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” alongside several other journalists.

Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the two Phillippine Reuters journalists who were arrested one year ago in Myanmar while they were working on stories about the killings of Rohingya Muslims, a minority population in Myanmar’s Rakhine state were also honoured in the magazine. The two men remain behind bars.

The Magazine titled “the War of Truth” also includes the journalists at the Capital Gazette, the Annapolis, Maryland newspaper where five employees were murdered by a gunman last June.

Part of the cover also shows Maria Ressa, chief executive of the Philippine news website Rappler. She was reported to have been indicted sometimes in November on tax evasion charge.

However, this development has received accolades from journalists and leaders across the globe for recognising journalist who according to them has strengthen the reign of Democracy.

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