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Time awards ‘Person of the Year’ to journalists including Jamal Khashoggi

TIME recognizes murdered and imprisoned journalists as its Person of the Year
WATCH: TIME recognizes murdered and imprisoned journalists as its Person of the Year

The coveted title of Time’s “Person of the Year” 2018 was awarded to journalists in pursuit of the truth – labelled “the guardians” – on Tuesday.

Four different covers of the magazine show prominent journalists who’ve been targeted as a result of their work, including Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi who was murdered earlier this year.

Another covers show the staff of the Capital Gazette, a small newspaper in Annapolis, who were targeted during a mass shooting in June.

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Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo — the two journalists sentenced to seven years in prison in Myanmar for reporting on the Rohingya Muslims — are on the third cover.

The fourth is the former CNN bureau chief Maria Ressa who now runs the online news site “Rappler” and covers Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. She has been denied government credentials and her website has been charged with tax fraud.

WATCH: Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she applauds the move by TIME to name journalists as their Persons of the Year during a speaking event with the New York Times on Tuesday. 

Freeland applauds move by TIME naming journalists as heroes of the year
Freeland applauds move by TIME naming journalists as heroes of the year