A group of journalists including Jamal Khashoggi was named Time’s Person of the Year on Tuesday. Two Reuters reporters imprisoned by Myanmar’s government were also included. Time called the group of journalists ‘The Guardians’ and highlighted ‘the War on Truth.’ This is the first time a deceased person was honored as Person of the Year.
A Romanian man was released without charge by Bulgarian authorities in connection with the murder of Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova. European leaders demanded a formal investigation. UK foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt told Saudi Arabia that Britain expects answers in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the UK will treat the incident ‘very seriously.’
Roger Ailes, the founding CEO of Fox News who helped shape the images that got three Republican presidents elected and then became a dominant, intimidating force in conservative politics, until he was forced out amidst a sexual harassment scandal in 2016, died at 77 from a subdural hematoma on Thursday morning after he fell at his residence there. Hemophilia contributed to the death, the medical examiner found, and no foul play was suspected.