Filipino and Russian journalists awarded Nobel Peace Prize 2021
The We For News reported, Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov were on Friday conferred the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 for “their courageous fight for freedom of expression” in their homeland.
It mentioned, the Philippines and Russia, respectively and as “representatives of all journalists who stand up for this ideal in a world in which democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions” have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2021.
The New York Times published a video on Twitter of journalist Maria Ressa, one of two journalists awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, saying: "The Philippine government had filed 10 arrest warrants against her and banned her from traveling, even when her mother was diagnosed with cancer."
Announcing the coveted prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said it chose Ressa, the founder and chief of Rappler, digital media company for investigative journalism, and Muratov, the founder of Russian daily Novaya Gazeta, for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, “which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace”.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee Chair, Berit Reiss Andersen, said the journalists Maria Ressa, of the Philippines, and Dmitry Muratov, of Russia, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression.