Nobel Peace Prize 2021 decided to go to Ressa, Muratov

    Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, a precondition for democracy and lasting peace, tweeted The Nobel Prize.

    MANILA — Rappler’s chief executive officer Maria Ressa is one of two journalists to be awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, 08 October.

    With Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, Ms Ressa won for their work to protect freedom of the press and freedom of expression.

    Ressa is the first Filipino to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

    “The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”

    “I am in shock,” Ressa told a live broadcast by Rappler. A staunch advocate of press freedom amid the alleged oppressive regime of President Rodrigo Duterte, she had faced several cases that they claimed were only meant to harass critics of the administration. (HMP/The MiNT)


    Featured image: For their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace, the Norwegian Committee awards the Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov. /Credit: The Nobe Prize @NobelPrize

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