Maria ressa, Dimtry Muratov wins nobel prize
27 August 2022 | 12:37 pm
Philippine journalist Maria Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov received their Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in Oslo. The two laureates were awarded the prize on October 8 "for their courageous fight for freedom of expression" in the face of authoritarian governments.
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