TIME Names Jamal Khashoggi And Other “Guardians Of Truth” Person Of The Year

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The stout man with the gray goatee and the gentle demeanor dared to disagree with his country’s government. He told the world the #truth about its brutality toward those who would speak out. And he was murdered for it. Every detail of Jamal Khashoggi’s killing made it a sensation: the time stamp on the surveillance video that captured the #Saudi journalist entering his country’s Istanbul consulate on Oct. 2; the taxiway images of the private jets bearing his assassins; the bone saw; the reports of his final words, “I can’t breathe,” recorded on audio as the life was choked from him. But the crime would not have remained atop the world #news for two months if not for the epic themes that #Khashoggi himself was ever alert to, and spent his life placing before the public. His death laid bare the true nature of a smiling prince, the utter absence of morality in the Saudi-U.S. alliance and—in the cascade of news feeds and alerts, posts and shares and links—the centrality of the question Khashoggi was killed over: Whom do you trust to tell the story? Jamal Khashoggi is one of the Guardians, TIME's Person of the Year 2018. #TIMEPOY Read the full story at TIME.com/POY2018. Photograph by @moisessaman—@magnumphotos for TIME (Photograph of Khashoggi: Alamy)

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Time Magazine Names Four Journalists And A Newspaper As Person Of The Year

In recent weeks there has been tons of speculation over who Time Magazine would name as their Person of the Year. While many braced for the possibility that Donald Trump or Putin might win the honor, we’re pretty sure NOBODY saw the actual decision coming. The iconic magazine named assassinated Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Maria Ressa, the co-founder of Phillipine online news site Rappler, the staff of the Capital Gazette and jailed journalists Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone as Person of the Year — collectively calling them “Guardians of Truth.”

Watch the video below to see why all of these people are so important and keep reading for more details on all of their journeys this year.

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