Khashoggi named Time ‘Person of the Year’

AFP

NEW YORK: Time magazine has named slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”. 

Khashoggi shared the honour with other targeted journalists called as “guardians” of truth.

It included the Capital Gazette, where five people were shot to death at the newspaper’s offices, Philippine journalist Maria Ressa and Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo detained in Myanmar.

“As we looked at the choices it became clear that the manipulation and abuse of truth is really the common thread in so many of this year’s major stories, from Russia to Riyadh to Silicon Valley,” Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said.

“So we chose to highlight four individuals and one group who have taken great risks in pursuit of greater truth, starting with Jamal Khashoggi.”