‘TIME Magazine’ just released its yearly list of the top 100 most influential people worldwide, highlighting the individuals who’ve made big impacts on the global arena. One standout this year is Motaz Azaiza, famous for being one of the brave journalists exposing Israel’s genocide in Gaza.

Motaz, a photo journalist from Gaza, got onto the TIME100 list after gathering a worldwide following who watched the genocide unfold through his camera lens.

TIME described Motaz as the “World’s eyes and ears in his native Gaza”. The description continued to read, “Armed with a camera and a flak jacket marked ‘PRESS,’ the 25-year-old Palestinian photographer spent nearly four months documenting life under Israeli bombardment: families displaced from homes, women mourning loved ones, a man trapped beneath the rubble. His pictures showed what life is like in Gaza, which most international reporters can’t see because they’re not allowed in there. But doing this was dangerous. Since October 7, at least 95 journalists have been killed in Gaza. This is the deadliest time for journalists since 1992. Many more have been hurt or arrested. Motaz left Gaza in January. Now, he works to tell people about the crisis and asks for help from other countries.”