Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize “for their courageous fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia.”
On Friday, Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov were awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”
Ressa is the co-founder and CEO of Rappler, a news website in the Philippines which the Nobel committee said “has focused critical attention on the Duterte regime’s controversial, murderous anti-drug campaign.”
Muratov is editor-in-chief of Novaya Gazeta, which the committee described as “the most independent newspaper in Russia today, with a fundamentally critical attitude towards power.”
Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov is a Russian journalist and the editor-in-chief of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta.
Muratov co-founded the pro-democracy newspaper Novaya Gazeta in 1993 with several other journalists.