Nobel peace prize boost for world's dauntless media

Journalists in the Philippines and Russia honoured for courageous reporting

10 October 2021 - 00:00 By Reuters

In an endorsement of free speech under fire worldwide, journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov - who braved the wrath of the leaders of the Philippines and Russia to expose corruption and misrule - won the Nobel peace prize on Friday.

The two were awarded "for their courageous fight for freedom of expression" in their countries, chair Berit Reiss-Andersen of the Norwegian Nobel Committee told a news conference...

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