Two journalists, Ms. Maria Ressa and Mr. Dmitry Muratov won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Peace. The journalists from the Philippines and Russia, respectively were given the prestigious Nobel Prize for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression.
The prize giving committee said, the two journalists safe guarded freedom of expression, which is under threat worldwide. Emphasising the need for independent and unbiased fact based journalism, protecting freedom of expression against the abuse of power, lies and war agenda is crucial and commendable. Both the journalists, Ms. Maria Ressa of Philippines and Mr. Dmitry Muratov of Russia protected the base of the same, maintaining freedom of expression in challenging situations.
While Ms. Maria Ressa cofounded Rappler, a digital investigative journalism company, Mr. Dmitry Muratov is the cofounder of Novaja Gazeta Newspaper in Russia.
On the 8th of October, Friday, Ms. Berit Reiss Andersen, the Chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, announced the awardees and said, “At the same time, they are 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.” The Nobel Prize Committee said, “The award of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov is intended to underscore the importance of protecting and defending these fundamental rights.”
With this, the 2021 Nobel Prize for Medicine, Physics, Chemistry, Literature and Peace has been announced. Now, the Nobel Prize 2021 for Economics is left, which is expected to be announced tomorrow, the 9th of October.
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