Journalists From Russia, the Philippines Win Nobel Peace Prize

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“

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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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