Fifty-three journalists were killed in 2018, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. There were high-profile deaths — most notably the murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi — allegedly by the government of Saudi Arabia, and the mass shooting in the newsroom of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., that killed five people. Ten journalists were murdered in Afghanistan, with nearly a dozen more were killed in crossfire across the Middle East, including in Yemen and Syria. Time magazine named “The Guardians” as its 2018 Person of the Year, citing a war on free press across the globe.
“Today, democracy around the world faces its biggest crisis in decades, its foundations undermined by invective from on high and toxins from below, by new technologies that power ancient impulses, by a poisonous cocktail of strongmen and weakening institutions,” wrote Edward Felsenthal, the magazine’s editor in chief, about the publication’s choice. “From Russia to Riyadh to Silicon Valley, manipulation and abuse of truth is the common thread in so many of this year’s major headlines, an insidious and growing threat to freedom.”
Khashoggi’s death was the highest-profile killing; he was allegedly assassinated by Saudi Arabian operatives at the country’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Khashoggi had been a critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and officials from both the Turkish and U.S. governments said there is evidence that orders he be killed came from the highest level of the Saudi Arabian government.
The murders at the Capital Gazette newspaper happened on June 28 when a gunman who had sued the paper for defamation opened fire with a shotgun in its Annapolis offices. Five people were killed: Columnist and editor Gerald Fischman, columnist and editor Rob Hiaasen, sports reporter John McNamara, community reporter Wendi Winters and sales assistant Rebecca Smith. The community mourned but the staff stayed on the job, with reporter Chase Cook tweeting in the aftermath of the attack, “I can tell you this: We are putting out a damn paper tomorrow.”
What may have been Colin Kaepernick’s last shot at a National Football League job didn’t go very well, according to Hall of Famer Warren Sapp. Speaking to urban news site VladTV, Sapp didn’t hold back when Kaepernick’s May workout with the Las Vegas Raiders came up in conversation. The VladTV host mentioned that there were […]
'The Big Bang Theory' cast member and 'Jeopardy!' cohost Mayim Bialik opened up to actor Justin Long about comments people have told her in public. 'Big Bang Theory' fans showed up for both of them on Instagram.
LEBANON, Tenn. — In a race twice delayed by lightning, Chase Elliott stole the thunder from a contingent of Toyota drivers who showed early dominance. After a late caution slowed the action in Sunday‘s Ally 400, Elliott remained on the track and led the field to a restart with four laps left at Nashville Superspeedway. […]
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed 35 bills on Friday, including a law allowing local governments to ban smoking on beaches and in parks, and vetoed five, including legislation that would have made it easier for businesses to sue local governments over ordinances.
Hall of Fame defensive tackle Warren Sapp, whose once-promising media career flamed out due to his own misconduct, is back in the news, thanks to some inflammatory things he has said. Sapp, in an apparent effort to resurrect his relevance, recently took shots at quarterback Colin Kaepernick, based on his workout with the Raiders. Said [more]
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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was the victim of an alleged assault over the weekend. Giuliani was the mayor of NYC from 1994 to 2001, long before he became the lawyer for former President Donald Trump and a contestant on the Fox celebrity guessing game show, “The Masked Singer.” According to the New York […]
On June 24, 2022, the landmark case of Roe v. Wade that made abortion a constitutional right was overturned by the Supreme Court on June 24, 2022. Many celebrities have taken to the streets to protest, including Karlie Kloss and Josh Kushner. However, quite a few have stayed silent, including Kloss’ sister-in-law Ivanka Trump and […]
Paramount+According to everyone featured in Secrets of the Oligarch Wives, Vladimir Putin is a ruthless, greedy, sociopathic monster who cares only about his own power, wealth, and legacy as a titan who united and restored the glory of Mother Russia. The ongoing war in Ukraine, as well as the continued imprisonment and mistreatment of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, corroborates those claims, although the true hook of the Paramount+ documentary about the Russian president is its insider commen