Nobel Peace Prize goes to journalists from Philippines and Russia, for their fights for freedom of the press

Posted on AllSides October 8th, 2021
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ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO / AP

The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia. They were cited for their fight for freedom of expression.

The winners were announced by Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

"Free, independent and fact-based journalism serves to protect against abuse of power, lies and war propaganda," said Reiss-Andersen.

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