GENEVA / NOBEL PEACE PRIZE MARIA RESSA

08-Oct-2021 00:01:20
Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov jointly won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to defend freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia, the Norwegian Noble Committee in Oslo announced today. UNTV CH
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STORY: GENEVA / NOBEL PEACE PRIZE MARIA RESSA
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SOURCE: UNTV CH
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 08 OCTOBER 2021, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
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08 OCTOBER 2021, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

1. Wide shot, Palais des Nations exterior
2. Wide shot, inside the press conference room, showing speakers and participants
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Alessandra Vellucci, Director, United Nations Information Service in Geneva:
“The Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee has just announced that it has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dimitri Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace says the Committee. I would like to congratulate really the two laureates.”

FILE – 4-6 JUNE 2019, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

4. Wide shot, inside one of the rooms at the Palais, participants attending the conference ‘Maria Ressa Rappler Free Media Pioneer’
5. Med shot, speakers at conference
6. Close up, a participant taking pictures of event
7. Med shot, Maria Ressa speaking in front of the audience
8. Wide shot, inside the conference room, showing speakers and participants
9. Med shot, Maria Ressa delivering her speech.
10. Med shot, speakers seated in front of their audience
11. Close up, Maria Ressa adjusting microphone
12. Close up, speaker delivering speech
13. Med shot, speakers seated at dais
14. Wide shot, dais with large-screen TV showing conference room
15. Wide shot, conference room, people seated
16. Close up, participant listening to conference using headphones
17. Close up, smartphone filming conference
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Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov jointly won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to defend freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia, the Norwegian Noble Committee in Oslo announced today.

Alessandra Vellucci, Director of the United Nations Information Service in Geneva, told reporters today (08 Oct), “The Norwegian Nobel Prize Committee has just announced that it has decided to award the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dimitri Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace says the Committee. I would like to congratulate really the two laureates”.

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

Ressa, who co-founded the news site Rappler in 2012, was commended by the Norwegian Noble Committee for using freedom of expression to expose abuse of power, use of violence and growing authoritarianism in her native country, the Philippines.

The site now has 4.5 million followers on Facebook and has become known for its intelligent analysis and hard-hitting investigations. It is one of the few Philippine media organizations to be openly critical of President Rodrigo Duterte and his policies.

Rappler has extensively published on the populist president’s deadly war on drugs and has taken a critical look at issues such as misogyny, human rights violations and corruption.
Earlier this year in April, the investigative journalist and media executive Maria Ressa had received the 2021 press freedom award by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). According to UNESCO, Ressa has been arrested for alleged crimes related to the exercise of her profession and has been subject to a sustained campaign of gendered online abuse, threats and harassment, which at one point, resulted in her receiving an average of over 90 hateful messages an hour on Facebook.

The former lead investigative journalist for Asia at CNN and head of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, Ressa was also among a group of journalists named as Time Magazine’s person of the year in 2018.
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