Angelina Jolie becomes a contributor to Time magazine

Angelina Jolie becomes a contributor to Time magazine
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Angelina Jolie is taking on a new role: magazine editor.

Time magazine announced Wednesday that the “Maleficent” actress is joining its ranks as a contributing editor.

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The 44-year-old Academy Award winner will write each month on multiple topics, “focusing primarily on displacement, conflict and human rights,” Time said.

Jolie, a longtime humanitarian activist, serves as the special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

It won’t be Jolie’s first time penning pieces for a major publication. She wrote in a 2017 op-ed for The New York Times that keeping refugees out of the United States “does not make us safer” and argued it could “worsen” the fight against terrorism.

In her first editorial for Time published Wednesday and titled “What We Owe Refugees,” Jolie wrote, “Today the distinction between refugees and migrants has been blurred and politicized. Refugees have been forced to flee their country because of persecution, war or violence. Migrants have chosen to move, mainly to improve their lives.

“Some leaders deliberately use the terms refugee and migrant interchangeably, using hostile rhetoric that whips up fear against all outsiders.”

“Under international law it is not an option to assist refugees, it is an obligation,” wrote Jolie.

Written by Alan Smith

Alan Smith

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