Eli Ridder | Report

Time Magazine announced their annual Person of the Year on Tuesday morning, featuring persecuted journalists from around the world.

Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered at the orders of Saudi Arabia’s government on Oct. 2, is part of the list.

Also featured are a pair of Reuters reporters that were investigating the treatment of Rohingya refugees in Myanmar when they were arrested and have been held by what many consider wrongful charges.

Rappler’s editor Maria Ressa, a highly-awarded and long-time Filipino journalist, makes up the image on the cover. Ressa and her news website with tax evasion and and failure to file tax returns, charges many view as falsified.

Five were killed at the Capital Gazette in the U.S. state of Maryland in Annapolis in a mass shooting on June 28, and the newspaper was the fourth Person of the Year awarded by Time.

It is the first occasion that the magazine has awarded the prestigious title to those of the same craft, journalism.

Image of Time cover from Time.

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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