Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, target of attacks for her media organization’s critical coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 on Friday, October 8.
Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in an unprecedented recognition of journalism’s role in today’s world, where disinformation has caused major disruptions.
The two journalists won the prize “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”
Happy Feraren talks to Ressa about the Nobel Peace Prize, global events that shed the light on press freedom, and how journalists all over the world continue to fight the battle for truth. – Rappler.com