Maria Ressa And Dmitry Muratov Win 2021 Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo, Norway made the announcement on Friday.

The duo who were chosen out of 329 candidates, won 10m Swedish krona (£836,000; $1.1m).

Ressa, who co-founded the news site Rappler, was commended for using freedom of expression to “expose abuse of power, use of violence and growing authoritarianism in her native country, the Philippines”.

In a live broadcast by Rappler, Ressa said she was “in shock”.

The committee said Muratov, who co-founded the independent newspaper Novaja Gazeta and had been its editor-in-chief for 24 years, had for decades defended freedom of speech in Russia under increasingly challenging conditions.

Muratov yet publicly react.

The World Food Programme won last year’s prize for its efforts to reduce hunger and food insecuepers News reports that rity around the world.

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