JOURNALISTS FROM PHILIPPINES AND RUSSIA HONORED WITH NOBEL PRIZE FOR PEACE
09 October 2021
Journalists Maria Ressa from the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov from Russia have been honored with the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. The academy recognized them “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression”, which was described as ‘under threat’ by the committee. The journalists were given the award, previously won by the likes Malala Yusafzai and Mother Teresa, for their “courageous fight for freedom of expression” in the two countries, said the chair of Norwegian Nobel Committee Berit Reiss Anderson, on Friday. Previously the award was given to a journalist in 1935 for Carl Von Ossietzky who exposed Germany’s post-war strategy.
Ressa was awarded as she found the investigative journalism website Rappler, and focused much of her work on Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly war on drugs, which resulted in many deaths and pushed the country into the lens of human rights discourse. She said she was in “shock” after the award was announced.
Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov found the newspaper Novaya Gazeta in 1993 and was the chief editor for 24 years. The newspaper has had six of its journalists murdered and is one of the few independent media platforms in the country. However, Kremlin congratulated the winner soon after the award was announced.
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