OSLO – The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to two journalists: Dmitry Muratov, chief editor of the Russian investigative newspaper Novaja Gazeta, the newspaper for which the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, killed in 2006, wrote, e Maria Ressa, Filipino citizen naturalized in the United States co-founder of the news site Rappler, known for his inquiries into the work of the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, especially in relation to his bloody “war on drugs”.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee, the motivation reads, has decided to reward the two reporters for “their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace”.
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di ALEKSEJ TEKHNENKO
It is a “prize for freedom of the press in environments hostile to independent journalism”, is the comment of Riccardo Noury, spokesperson for Amnesty International Italia.
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