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Oslo (Norway)/Canadian-Media: An announcement was made Oct 8 Nobel Peace Prize would be awarded to Maria Ressa, from Philippines and Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov, from Russia would presented by Berit Reiss-Andersen, Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, on 8 October 2021.
Maria Ressa, a fearless defender of freedom of expression to expose abuse of power, use of violence and growing authoritarianism in her native country, the Philippines.
Maria Ressa. Image credit: www.nobelprize.org
Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov, from Russia has for decades defended freedom of speech in Russia under increasingly challenging conditions. In 1993, he was one of the founders of the independent newspaper Novaja Gazeta, with its fact-based journalism and professional integrity have made it an important source of information on censurable aspects of Russian society.
Image: Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov. Image credit: www.nobelprize.org