Chair of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee Berit Reiss-Andersen shows on a mobile phone laureates of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, in the Nobel Institute in Oslo
Two journalists whose work has angered the authorities in Russia and the Philippines were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, honouring the right to free speech which the prize-giving committee described as under threat around the globe.
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov were given the award "for their courageous fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia," Chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen of the Norwegian Nobel Committee told a news conference.
"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," she added.
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First Published: Oct 08 2021 | 2:46 PM IST