This year’s Nobel Peace Prize 2021 has been announced. The Nobel Prize committee has announced that two journalists have received the prestigious award this year.
Maria Ressa from the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov from Russia will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Nobel Committee said that freedom, freedom and fact-based journalism protect against abuse of power, untruths and war propaganda. Freedom of expression and freedom of information make people aware.
This right is a prerequisite for democracy. It also protects in war situations and conflicts. The announcement of the award to Maria and Dimitri underscores the importance of protecting fundamental rights.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.#NobelPrize #NobelPeacePrize pic.twitter.com/KHeGG9YOTT
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 8, 2021
Maria Ressa is known as a strong critic of the President of the Philippines. He has been honored with many awards before. He was sentenced to six months in one case. The decision was seen as a major attack on media freedom.
A court in Manila has sentenced Maria Ressa of news reporter Inc. and former correspondent Ronaldo Santos Jr. to life in prison for defaming a wealthy businessman.
So, Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov has always stood up for freedom of expression. He is the editor of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazette. During Putin’s rule, his newspaper is said to have taken an anti-government stance.
Last year, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the United Nations World Food Program. The Nobel Prize committee said the UN’s World Food Program had played a key role in improving the situation in war-torn areas and improving hunger.
The program was started in 1963 after the establishment of the Food and Agriculture Organization. The program is funded by various countries around the world.