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Nobel Prize week day 5: Peace!



The Nobel Peace Prize 2021 was awarded jointly to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov "for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace." They are journalists, in the Philippines and Russia respectively. The committee said they consider them representative of all journalists "who stand up for this ideal in a world in which democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions."

Ressa founded a media company called Rappler, which focuses on investigative journalism and works to expose abuse of power, use of violence and growing authoritarianism in the Philippines. Muratov founded the independent newspaper Novaja Gazeta and has been its editor-in-chief for 24 years--six of its reporters have been killed in that time.

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