Time Magazine has named a collective of journalists their ‘Person of the Year’ for 2019.
Honourees include murdered journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, imprisoned Reuters journalists U Wa Lone and U Kyaw Soe Oo, Maria Ressa founder of news-startup, Rappler in the Philippines and the staff of the Capital Gazette newspapers in Maryland.
The magazine heralds these journalists as guardians of the truth and goes on to describe a war on truth that has cloaked the globe this year.
The article quotes Maria Ressa, whose publication is constantly under attack from the authoritarian regime of President Rodrigo Duterte:
“I’ve been a war-zone correspondent. That is easy compared to what we’re dealing with now.”