Thursday, December 15, 2011

Human Rights: Time Magazine names protesters 'Person of the Year'

From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Wall Street movement, "The Protester" has been named Time magazine's 2011 "Person of the Year".

The annual distinction is given to the person or thing that Time believes has most influenced culture and the news during the past year, for good or for ill.

Time says the outcry for democratic politics became globalised this year and protesters made history.

Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington DC.