Ukrainian journalist and military declared the Person of the Year 2022 by the Italian newspaper Il Foglio
Italian newspaper Il Foglio has chosen Ukrainian journalist and military Anastasia Blyshchyk as its Person of the Year.
Also, the award has been given to Iranian journalist Maryam Vahindyan. “Anastasia and Maryam are our Persons of the Year because, with their stories, their dedication, their strength, they represent the feeling that has suddenly become prevalent during the past year — the oppressed peoples’ fierce desire for freedom and their contagious courage to challenge bloodthirsty regimes by all means available,” stated Il Foglio.
Anastasia Blyshchyk worked at the Ukrainian TV channel. She voluntarily joined the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine after her lover, journalist and military Oleksandr Makhov, was killed in Kharkiv region in May 2022.