Maria Ressa, Dmitry Muratov awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

Maria Ressa, Dmitry Muratov awarded 2021 Nobel Peace Prize:

Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression”.

which the Norwegian Nobel Committee called a “precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”

Announcing the name of the peace prize laureates, Norwegian Nobel Committee chair ,

Berit Reiss-Andersen said that Ressa uses freedom of expression to expose abuse of power.

Use of violence and growing authoritarianism in the Philippines, her native country.

In 2012, Ressa co-founded Rappler, a digital media company for investigative journalism.


Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov co-founded the newspaper Novaja Gazeta in Russia,

which, according to the committee, is the most independent newspaper in the country today.

The committee said that Murato has for decades defended freedom of speech in  Russia under “increasingly challenging conditions.”

We can congratulate Dmitry Muratov he has consistently worked in accordance with his ideals,

He has adhered to his ideals, he’s talented and brave.

The prestigious award is accompanied by a gold medal and 10 million Swedish kronor (over 1.14 million).

The prize money comes from a bequest left by the prize’s creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who died in 1895.

Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian:

On Monday, the Nobel Committee awarded the prize in physiology or medicine to Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries into how the human body perceives temperature and touch.

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