‘Fighting for facts’: Nobel Peace Prize goes to two journalists

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The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to journalists Maria Ressa from the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov from Russia “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.” Announcing the shared award in Oslo on Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said the pair were “representatives of all journalists … in a world in which democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions.” Ressa, 58, co-founded Philippines investigative journalism website Rappler with three other female journalists in 2012 and has focused…

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