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Khashoggi among journalists named Time's Person of the Year

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi speaks during a news conference in Manama, Bahrain, in this Feb. 1, 2015, file photo. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/Hasan Jamali

Time magazine’s 2018 person of the year are the “guardians and the war on truth.”

The group includes slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, who has been arrested, Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo detained in Myanmar for nearly a year, and the Capital Gazette in Maryland, where five people were shot and killed at the newspaper’s offices in June. The Capital Gazette published a paper the day after the mass shooting.

The magazine says the four journalists and the newspaper “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.