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Time honors ‘guardian’ journalists as Person of the Year

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 12/11/18, 10:57 am

Time magazine on Tuesday designated jailed and murdered journalists around the world as its 2018 Person of the Year. The magazine called the group “guardians” in the “war on truth” and selected four journalists to represent them: slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi; arrested Filipina reporter Maria Ressa; Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who have been detained in Myanmar, also known as Burma, for nearly a year; and the staff of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., where five people were shot and killed at the newspaper’s offices in June.

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China continues persecuting church members

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/11/18, 10:47 am

Chinese offcials on Tuesday continued to crack down on members of the Early Rain Covenant Church after a Sunday night raid. Authorities on Tuesday arrested Li Yingqiang, a church elder who went into hiding when the raid first began, and several other church leaders. Hours before his arrest, Li sent a letter to the church, saying, “May you welcome, filled with hope, the even heavier cross and more difficult lives that lie ahead of you.”

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China calls well-known house church an ‘illegal gathering’

International | Government officials crack down on Early Rain Covenant Church, arresting 100
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/10/18, 04:24 pm

CHINA: Authorities launched a crackdown on Early Rain Covenant Church Sunday night, arresting Pastor Wang Yi, all church elders except one, church members, seminary students, and parents of students attending the church schools.

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