A Peace Prize for Journalists

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded this morning to the Philippines’ Maria Ressa and Russia’s Dmitry Muratov for the courageous stands they’ve taken for freedom of expression.
Ressa, chief executive of the Rappler news website that she co-founded, published the truth about abuses of power and the use of violence under President Rodrigo Duterte. For her efforts, she was targeted repeatedly with campaigns of online harassment and criminal charges.
Amazing response: Philippine Foreign Minister Teodoro Locsin Jr. conceded to Ressa, saying in a tweet:“it was a fight and she won.”
Ressa has also fought misinformation and called on Facebook to do more in stopping its spread.
Muratov founded Novaya Gazeta in 1993. Since then 6 of its journalists have been killed. He said the Nobel honor was not his: “This is Novaya Gazeta. It is for those who died defending the right of people to freedom of speech.”
The Washington Post

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