Africa: Us - Time's 'Person of Year' Goes to Journalists

12 December 2018

US: Time's 'Person of Year' goes to journalists

Time on Tuesday presented its "Person of the Year" honor to a group of journalists, including a slain Saudi Arabian writer and a pair of Reuters reporters imprisoned by Myanmar's government.

The publication also honored the founder of a Philippines news website critical of that country's authoritarian government and a Maryland newspaper that was the target of a mass shooting, marking the first occasion in the magazine's 95-year history that Time has bestowed the distinction on its own profession.

A cover story in the issue highlighted the role of journalists including Reuters' Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who Myanmar imprisoned for violating a state secrets act and Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi writer and critic of the nation's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who was slain two months ago inside a Saudi Arabian consulate in Turkey.

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