On Monday, December 10, TIME revealed their candidates for the 2018 Person of the Year. Since 1927, the organization has chosen one person, group of people, or idea, that has had a dramatic impact on that year, for better or worse.
The 2018 shortlist of candidates included: President Trump, Separated Families, Vladimir Putin, Robert Mueller, Ryan Coogler, Christine Blasey Ford, Jamal Khashoggi, March for Our Lives Activists, Moon Jae-in, and Meghan Markle.
Now, the magazine has revealed their 2018 Person of the Year and the cover of the magazine.
The 2018 Person of the Year is “The Guardians and the War on Truth.” Jamal Khashoggi’s story was the one who specifically propelled their decision.
The Saudi journalist entered his country’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, never to return. His death prompted an international look into the lack of protection for journalists around the world.
According to NBC News, the Committee Project of Journalists documented at least 262 cases in 2017 of journalists who had been placed behind bars due to their work.
TIME noted several examples of brave journalists who had fought to keep democracy and free speech alive, and especially in order to bring correct information.
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