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2021 Nobel Peace Prize for journalists María Ressa and Dmitry Muratov

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María Ressa, from the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov, from Russia

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María Ressa from the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov from Russia are independent journalists who have fought for freedom of expression in the face of adverse conditions in their countries.

Journalists María Ressa, from the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov, from Russia, are the winners of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo awarded the prize to Ressa and Muratov for their “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”

The committee highlighted that the winners received the award for their Courageous Work for Freedom of Speech in the Philippines and Russia.

He added that, at the same time, Ressa and Muratov represent all journalists who stand for this ideal in a world in which democracy and freedom of the press face increasing adverse conditions.

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