‘Guardians’ named TIME Person of the Year

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In this image made from a March 2018 video provided by Metafora Production, Jamal Khashoggi speaks during an interview at an undisclosed location. Eighteen days after Khashoggi disappeared, Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, that the 59-year-old writer has died in what it said was a “fistfight” inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. […]

(WSPA) — TIME Person of the Year 2018 recognizes no single person. Instead, the magazine chose four journalists and a newspaper.

“The Guardians and the War on Truth” was revealed as the choice Tuesday.

Jamal Khashoggi, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo and the Capital Gazette of Annapolis, Md. are among those recognized this year.

“They are representative of a broader fight by countless others around the world—as of Dec. 10, at least 52 journalists have been murdered in 2018—who risk all to tell the story of our time,” TIME editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote in an essay about the magazine’s choice.

President Donald Trump was named runner-up at the magazine’s Person of the Year 2018.

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