Time magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year title goes to the “guardians and the war on truth.”
The honour has been given to four journalists and a newspaper that Time says “are representatives of a broader fight by countless others around the world.
Time’s editor in chief Edward Felsenthal made the announcement Tuesday on NBC’s Today show. The magazine recognizes the person or group of people who most influenced the news and the world “for better or for worse” during the past year.
The “guardians” are:
- Jamal Khashoggi, the prominent Saudi journalist who was killed in that country’s consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.
- The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., where five people were shot and killed at the newspaper’s offices in June.
- Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, who has been arrested.
- Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who have been detained in Myanmar for nearly a year.
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