- There is a free speech committee under threat around the world
- The award is the first for journalists since 1935
Oslo, October 8 (Reuters) – Journalists Maria Rosa and Dimitri Muratov won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, a move that angered Philippine and Russian rulers, the committee said. around the world.
The two were rewarded for their “courageous struggle for freedom of expression” in their country, Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Berrit Reis-Anderson told a news conference.
He added: “At the same time, in a world where democracy and freedom of the press are at an all-time high, they are the representatives of all journalists.”
Free, impartial, and truthful journalism is used to prevent abuse of power, lies, and war propaganda.
Muratov is the editor-in-chief of the Russian investigative newspaper Novaya, which has strongly opposed the Kremlin, led by President Vladimir Putin, and has widely reported the conflict in Ukraine.
In an interview with Reuters six years ago, Anta Polkovskaya, a photographer of six Nova journalists killed since 2001, was shot in the head by Putin’s birthday in Chechnya. 2006
Muratov, 59, is the first Russian to win the Nobel Peace Prize since the time of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
The 58-year-old was the first Nobel Peace Prize winner in the Philippines. She She co-founded Rapler, a digital media company that she co-founded in 2012 and has grown out of investigative reporting, including mass killings in the Republican drug campaign.
In December, she wrote in the Financial Times: “Fighting the government is crazy – I didn’t start doing it, but it became necessary to do my job.”
I was imprisoned as a journalist – publishing really unpleasant articles for those in power – but this only helped me to be arrested, to understand what is happening and to plan for the future.
The award is the first Nobel Peace Prize for journalists since the victory of Karl von Osezeki of Germany in 1935.
A Philippine court has dropped a defamation suit against a journalist accused of plotting to assassinate President Rodrigo Duterte.
Fighting Media Threat The issue of corpses, one of the many journalists of the year in the 2018 issue of the Year magazine, has become a global concern in the Philippines, which once held the position of press freedom in Asia.
Nadezda Prussekova, a reporter for the Nova newspaper in Moscow, told Reuters staff she was surprised and pleased.
Prusenkova “We were shocked. We did not know.” We are really happy and this is really cool.
Nobel Committee chief Reyes-Anderson said he decided to send a message about the importance of strict journalism at a time when technology is easier to spread than ever before.
“We find people being deceived by the press, and … real, high-quality journalism is really more and more limited,” he told Reuters.
It was also a way to shed light on the plight of journalists, especially under the leadership of Russia and the Philippines.
I have no idea in the minds of Duterte or Putin. But what they get is that the focus is on their nations and where they are defending the current situation, and I’m curious to know how they want it. Respond, ”Res-Anderson told Reuters.
Congratulations to Kremlin Muratov.
“He works consistently according to his own ideas, he is biased, talented, courageous,” said spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Dan Smith, director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, said the award would give both journalists greater international visibility and could inspire a new generation of journalists.
“We expect greater visibility, which means more protection for the rights and safety of the individuals concerned,” he told Reuters.
The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded on December 10, the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, a Swedish industrialist.
Additional writing by Noble Bully in Oslo, Moscow: Globe Stolyarov, Emma Farje in Geneva, Gladys Foche and Terje Solsvik; Corrected by Peter Graph
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