Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov
Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia. Ressa is the CEO of Rappler, a news outlet critical of controversial Philippine President Duterte, while Muratov heads independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta. Last year, the UN's World Food Programme was given the prize.m Philippines journalist Maria Ressa said she was stunned by the news in a live broadcast by Rappler, the news outlet she cofounded.
"I am in shock," Ressa she told the broadcast on Friday.