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Persecuted journalists named Time Person of the Year

Jamal Khashoggi and others named Time Person of the Year.

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Eli Ridder | Report

Time Magazine announced their annual Person of the Year on Tuesday morning, featuring persecuted journalists from around the world.

Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered at the orders of Saudi Arabia’s government on Oct. 2, is part of the list.

Also featured are a pair of Reuters reporters that were investigating the treatment of Rohingya refugees in Myanmar when they were arrested and have been held by what many consider wrongful charges.

Rappler’s editor Maria Ressa, a highly-awarded and long-time Filipino journalist, makes up the image on the cover. Ressa and her news website with tax evasion and and failure to file tax returns, charges many view as falsified.

Five were killed at the Capital Gazette in the U.S. state of Maryland in Annapolis in a mass shooting on June 28, and the newspaper was the fourth Person of the Year awarded by Time.

It is the first occasion that the magazine has awarded the prestigious title to those of the same craft, journalism.


Image of Time cover from Time.

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