Journalists Share 2021 Nobel Peace Prize [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports:

The journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitri A. Muratov of Russia were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which the Nobel Committee described as a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. The two were recognized for “their courageous fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia,” with the committee noting that they were part of a broader struggle to protect press freedoms.

Ms. Ressa has worked to expose the “abuse of power, use of violence and growing authoritarianism in her native country, the Philippines.” She is a co-founder of Rappler, a digital media company for investigative journalism, which she still heads. Mr. Muratov has defended freedom of speech in Russia for decades, working under increasingly difficult conditions. He was one of the founders of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta in 1993 and he has been the newspaper’s editor in chief since 1995.

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