Published:  07:29 PM, 08 October 2021 Last Update: 08:16 AM, 09 October 2021

Journalists Ressa and Dmitry win Nobel Peace Prize

Journalists Ressa and Dmitry win Nobel Peace Prize

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov have won the Nobel Peace Prize for their "courageous fight" to defend freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia.
The committee called the pair "representatives of all journalists who stand up for this ideal".
The winners of the prestigious prize, worth 10m Swedish krona (£836,000; $1.1m), were announced at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, reports BBC.
They were chosen out of 329 candidates.
Others tipped as contenders this year included climate activist Greta Thunberg, media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and global health body the World Health Organization (WHO).
Ms 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".
The committee said Mr Muratov, who co-founded the independent newspaper Novaja Gazeta, had for decades defended freedom of speech in Russia under increasingly challenging conditions.
The prize is intended to honour an individual or organisation that has "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations".
Last year's winner was the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), which was awarded for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace.

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