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Time 'Person of Year' goes to persecuted journalists including Jamal Khashoggi

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."

Time 'Person of Year' goes to persecuted journalists including Jamal Khashoggi

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.