UN / GUTERRES NOBEL PEACE PRIZE REAX

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“Throughout the world, a free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights — and the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions,” the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said congratulating Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov on being awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. UNIFEED

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DATELIKNE: 8 OCTOBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

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1. Exterior shot, UN Headquarters

8 OCTOBER 2021, NEW YORK CITY

2. Zoom out, Guterres coming to stakeout
3. SOUONDBITE (English) Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations:
“I congratulate Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov on being awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. Throughout the world, a free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights — and the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions. No society can be free and fair without journalists who are able to investigate wrongdoing, bring information to citizens, hold leaders accountable and speak truth to power. Yet anti-media rhetoric — and attacks against media workers — continue to rise. We are seeing growing violence and harassment against journalists, in person and online. Women journalists are often subjected to particular abuse. At the same time, while technology has transformed the ways in which we receive and share information, it is also used to mislead public opinion or to fuel violence and hatred. Falsehoods trump facts, and this cannot become the new normal. Free and independent journalism is our greatest ally in combating misinformation and disinformation. As we congratulate the award winners, let us reaffirm the right to press freedom, recognize the fundamental role of journalists and reinforce efforts at every level to support a free, independent and diverse media.”

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“Throughout the world, a free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights — and the cornerstone for building fair and impartial institutions,” the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said congratulating Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov on being awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

“Anti-media rhetoric — and attacks against media workers — continue to rise,” Guterres said. “We are seeing growing violence and harassment against journalists, in person and online. Women journalists are often subjected to particular abuse.”

In an announcement made today (8 Oct), the Norwegian Noble Committee in Oslo awarded journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to defend freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia,

The two journalists were chosen out of 329 candidates for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

“As we congratulate the award winners, let us reaffirm the right to press freedom, recognize the fundamental role of journalists and reinforce efforts at every level to support a free, independent and diverse media,” Guterres said.
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