Two journalists win 2021 Nobel Peace Prize
Published: 03:16 PM, 8 October 2021 Updated: 05:05 PM, 8 October 2021
Philippines journalist Maria Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize; Photo: Collected
Philippines journalist Maria Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
The Royal Swedish Academy, the award-giving body, announced the Nobel Peace Prize winners on Friday.
The Nobel award-giving body said on its website that the Nobel Peace Prize 2021 was awarded jointly to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”
Maria Angelita Ressa, Filipino-American journalist and author, is the co-founder and CEO of Rapple. She previously spent nearly two decades working as a lead investigative reporter in Southeast Asia for CNN. – Wikipedia
Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov, a Russian journalist, was an editor-in-chief of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta from 1995 to 2017. Novaya Gazeta has been called “the only truly critical newspaper with national influence in Russia today” by the Committee to Protect Journalists. – Wikipedia
United Nations World Food Program (WFP) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.
Nobel Peace Prize is one of the six awards introduced by the Swedish scientist, businessman and philanthropist Alfred Nobel.