She said Filipino journalist Maria Ressa The woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov said news of her victory had stunned her.
“I’m in a daze,” she said in a live interview with the Rappler news site, which she co-founded.
Filipino journalist Maria Ressa
In a related context, the Kremlin on Friday congratulated Muratov, editor-in-chief The newspaper “Novaya Gazeta” He won the Nobel Peace Prize, although this newspaper often criticizes the Russian authorities.
“We congratulate him. He works constantly in accordance with his ideals, is faithful to them, is talented and courageous,” Dmitry Peskov, spokesperson for President Vladimir Putin, told reporters.
Muratov, 59, is one of Russia’s most beloved journalists. Novaya Gazeta is one of the few media to criticize President Vladimir Putin.
“I cannot take all the credit for this. The credit goes to Novaya Gazeta. It goes to those who died defending people’s right to freedom of expression,” Russian news agency TASS said. quoting Muratov after the award was announced.
Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov
Muratov and Ressa won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, which celebrated the right to free speech, which the award committee said was under threat around the world.
Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Berit Reiss-Andersen said at a press conference Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov received the award “For their courageous fight for free speech in the Philippines and Russia.”
“They, on the other hand, represent all the journalists who defend these ideals in a world where democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly difficult conditions,” she added.
Berit Rice Andersen holding a photo of the two winners
This is the first time that journalists have received this award since Germany’s Karl von Ossetsky won it in 1935 for revealing his country’s secret post-war rearmament program.
“A free, independent and factual press protects against abuse of power, lies and pro-war propaganda,” said Rice Anderson.
The Nobel Peace Prize will be officially presented to the laureates on December 10, the anniversary of the death of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, who established the prestigious prizes in his will in 1895.