Journalists Maria Ressa, Dmitry Muratov win Nobel Peace Prize

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Journalists Maria Ressa, Dmitry Muratov win Nobel Peace Prize

  • The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia for their fight for freedom of expression in their countries.
  • The pair were honored for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.
  • 58 years old Ressa and 59 years old Rappler have also documented how social media is being used to spread fake news, harass opponents and manipulate public discourse.

Nobel Peace Prize

  • It is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments (military weapons and equipment) manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature.
  • Since March 1901, it has been awarded annually (with some exceptions) to those who have "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses".
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Presented by: Norwegian Nobel Committee on behalf of the estate of Alfred Nobel
  • Reward: 10 million NOK (2020)
  • First awarded: 10 December 1901; 119 years ago.