‘There is so much still left to do’: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa on press freedom
14 October 2021 | 3:15 pm
FRANCE 24 spoke to this year's joint Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, co-founder of the digital media company Rappler and an outspoken critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Asked whether journalism is becoming more dangerous around the world, she told FRANCE 24: "It is more dangerous, it requires more sacrifices, just to do what journalists have always done."
8 Dec 2019
Shirin Ebadi, the exiled Iranian lawyer and human rights activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, speaks to FRANCE 24 about the deadly protests in Iran over the past two weeks. According to the NGO Amnesty International, at least 208 demonstrators have been killed in the crackdown, the highest death toll since the 1979 revolution.
12 Dec 2019
Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed receives Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. Prime Minister Abiy won the prize, in part, for making peace with Eritrea after a two-decade conflict.
21 Apr 2020
Germany moved up to 11th place, despite confidentiality challenges posed by the government’s crackdown on the handling of leaked data. The index ranks nations in terms of pluralism, media independence and transparency.
5 Jun 2020
Foreign Minister Maas hopes peaceful protests against police brutality in the US will make a difference. He also said he would contact US officials to support a DW journalist kept from freely reporting in Minnesota.
15 Jun 2020
A Philippines court has found a veteran journalist and staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte guilty of cyber libel. Ressa told DW "we must do all we can to protect press freedom, which protects our democracy."
19 Jun 2020
Police have targeted journalists on live TV during the George Floyd protests. Dr.Courtney Radsch of the Committee to Protect Journalists talks about what's behind this development and what it could mean for the world.
1 Aug 2020
Today, on ‘Inside Stuff,' multi-award-winning columnist and Executive Head of The Guardian's Editorial Board, Martins Oloja, talks about the late Isa Funtua, not a press freedom warrior.
16 Aug 2020
Tanzania’s media regulatory body, TCRA, will now require local media stations to seek government approval before broadcasting foreign content. Press freedom activists are calling on the regulations to be reviewed.
25 Aug 2020
Belarus investigators summoned Nobel Literature Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich for questioning over her ties to an opposition group. Meanwhile, authorities have arrest protest leaders demanding the president's ouster.
11 Oct 2020
United Nations agency the World Food Programme has won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced in Oslo. The organization combats hunger and famine around the world.
13 Oct 2020
The United Nations food agency, the World Food Programme (WFP), has won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas.
33 mins ago
Holocaust denial has long been illegal in Germany. A new amendment aims to criminalize denial of other war crimes and genocides wherever they happen and would apply to denying atrocities committed in Ukraine.
33 mins ago
Moscow hopes Turkey will refrain from using of "excessive force" following Turkish strikes against Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. Ankara is threatening to launch a ground offensive.
33 mins ago
Mishaal Al Kuwari was eagerly awaiting the start of the World Cup opening game between his national team Qatar and Ecuador with mixed feelings.
1 hour ago
An agreement among German government ministers looks to put an end to Germany's military presence in Mali. It follows similar decisions by allies, after a years-long operation that has made questionable progress.
1 hour ago
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed troops in the newly liberated Ukrainian city of Kherson Monday and said Ukraine is "ready for peace. Peace for all our country."