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TIME Person of the Year 2018

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Whom do you trust to tell the story?

Jamal Khashoggi , the Washington Post columnist murdered for his criticism of the Saudi crown prince is one of the Guardians, TIME’s Person of the Year 2018.

The Guardians and the War on Truth are a group of journalists whose work has landed them in jail or cost them their lives, and they have been named TIME’s Person of the Year for 2018.


“Like all human gifts, courage comes to us at varying levels and at varying moments,” the magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote in an essay about the selection. “This year we are recognizing four journalists and one news organization who have paid a terrible price to seize the challenge of this moment: Jamal Khashoggi, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and the Capital Gazette of Annapolis, Md.”

Creating debate since 1927

TIME’s Person of the Year is the magazines most famous feature and has been an annual issue since 1927. From presidents to protesters, astronauts to activists, each selection reflects the person — or idea — who has most influenced the news and our world in the past year, for good or ill.

Controversy and debate often arise from the Person of the Year announcement, and it is always eagerly anticipated and receives worldwide coverage from other media outlets, including other newspapers, web sites and television networks. This year TIME's Person of the Year will be announced in December.

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