Maria Ressa, Dmitry Muratov To Share The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize For The Defense Of Press Freedom

The Oasis Reporters

October 10, 2021

Dmitry Muratov, Maria Ressa

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has announced that the Philippine American journalist Maria Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov will share the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their defense of press freedom. Ressa, a longtime CNN journalist and co-founder of the website Rappler, has been a fierce critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s human rights abuses and was convicted of “cyber-libel” in 2020 in a case that was widely denounced as politically motivated.

Muratov is the editor-in-chief of the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, known for its hard-hitting investigative journalism. Since 2000, seven members of the newspaper’s staff have been killed—including Kremlin critic Anna Politkovskaya, who was shot outside her apartment 15 years ago.

Foreign Policy.

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