Time Magazine’s Person of 2012
- Winner: Barack Obama
- Runner Up: Malala Yousafzai, Youth Activist
- Runner Up: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
- Runner Up: Mohamed Morsi, President of Egypt
- Runner Up: Fabiola Gianotti, Physicst
My Global Person of 2012
- Winner: Malala Yousafzai – Aged just 15 and no greater courage displayed. In the fight for the education for girls and women and standing up to the extremist scumbags in Pakistan. Let’s hope she fully recovers from a recent assassination attempt and continues her work. Society on a whole could do with more Malalas.
- Runner Up: Seb Coe – For delivering one of the greatest Olympic & Paralympic games that there’s even been. The feel-good factor of 2012 for many.
- Runner Up: Republican Governor Chris Christie – For rising above partisan politics (during US election week!) for the sake of New Jersey victims of hurricane Sandy.
- Runner Up: Michael Crick, political correspondent for Channel 4 News – He may just unwittingly have exposed corruption at the heart of England’s police thanks to his “plebgate” report. The outcome could have far reaching effects on UK politics, the police force/its union and renewed faith in UK investigative journalism.