Angelina Jolie Joins Time Magazine As Contributing Editor

Oscar-winning actress, director and humanitarian Angelina Jolie is adding a new role to her resume: contributing editor of Time magazine.

On Wednesday, the magazine’s editor-in-chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal announced the news along with the publication of her first article titled, What We Owe Refugees.

Jolie, who is also a Special Envoy of the UN High Commission for Refugees, will write monthly articles for Time in print and online.

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In her first piece Jolie tackles the distinction between refugees and migrants which she says has been “blurred and politicized.”

“Some leaders deliberately use the terms refugee and migrant interchangeably, using hostile rhetoric that whips up fear against all outsiders,” she writes. “Everyone deserves dignity and fair treatment, but we need to be clear about the distinction. Under international law it is not an option to assist refugees, it is an obligation. It is perfectly possible to ensure strong border control and fair, humane immigration policies while meeting our responsibility to help refugees.”

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