Slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Capital Gazette staff and persecuted reporters are Time’s Person of the Year


Murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Capital Gazette newspaper of Maryland that endured a mass shooting. Three reporters, two from Reuters, persecuted for their reporting. All have been chosen as Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

Khashoggi, 59, a Saudi journalist in self-imposed exile, was allegedly murdered at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, in October. Investigators believe his death stemmed from his critical reporting of the Saudi government.

“This is the first time we’ve ever chosen someone no longer alive as the Person of the Year. But it’s also very rare that a person’s influence grows so immensely in death,” Felsenthal said. “His murder prompted a global reassessment of the Saudi Crown Prince and a really long overdue look at the devastating war in Yemen.”



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