Khashoggi Among Journalists Named Time's 'Person of the Year'

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Time magazine on Tuesday named journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and a pair of Reuters journalists imprisoned by Myanmar's government, as its "Person of the Year," in a cover story headlined "The Guardians and the War on Truth."

The honor went to a series of journalists including Reuters journalists Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, who the government of Myanmar convicted on Sept. 3 under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act in a case seen as a test of democratic freedoms in Myanmar.

Also honored was Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who was killed two months ago at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul when he went there to collect documents for his forthcoming marriage. 

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, named TIME's Person of the Year 2018, is seen on the cover, in this image released from New York, U.S., December 11, 2018Credit: Courtesy Time Magazine/Handout via REUTERS

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U.S. President Donald Trump, Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border were other contenders for the yearly honor. 

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