Dmitry Muratov and Maria Ressa were honored for ”for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace“
Journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov of Russia won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”
The Norwegian Nobel Committee stressed that an independent press is vital in promoting peace.
“Free, independent and fact-based journalism serves to protect against abuse of power, lies and war propaganda,” said Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the committee, explaining why the prize was awarded to two journalists.
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