Philippines
Associated Press/Time Magazine

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.

Read more

AFP/Getty Images (file)

Why rebels kidnapped 80 children in Cameroon

International | The students have returned home, but fighting continues over representation
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/13/18, 04:09 pm

Kidnappers in Cameroon have released 80 children and two staff members who were taken from a Presbyterian boarding school, but the violent separatist unrest in the country’s Northwest Region persists.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Leo Correa

Bolsonaro takes Brazil to the right

International | Evangelicals may have played a major role in electing him president of the largest South American country
by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/29/18, 12:25 pm

BRAZIL: “This government will be a defender of the constitution, democracy, and of truth,” said incoming President Jair Bolsonaro after winning Sunday’s election. “This is a promise not of the party, a vain promise of man, it is a promise to God.” The former congressman’s victory marked a hard pivot right after the largest country in South America was overwhelmed by scandals on the left.

Read more