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NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2021

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2021

Context:

Recently, the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize have been jointly conferred to Maria Angelita Ressa, a Filipino-American journalist and Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov, a Russian journalist.

  • They have been honoured “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace”.

Maria Angelita Ressa:

  • She is the co-founder and CEO of Rappler, a Philippine online news website.
  • She was included in Time's Person of the Year 2018 as one of a collection of journalists from around the world combating fake news.

Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov:

  • He is editor-in-chief of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta.

Nobel Peace Prize:

  • It is one of the 5 Nobel Prizes established by the will of Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments (military weapons and equipment) manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Literature.
  • Since March 1901, it has been awarded annually to those who have "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses".

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