Maria Resa and Dmitry Muratov received the prize.
The Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 was awarded to Maria Resa and Dmitry Muratov for their fight to protect freedom of speech in the Philippines and Russia, the Nobel Committee said.
Reporters Without Borders, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the anti-corruption champion Transparency International were among the candidates whose names made headlines on the eve of the award’s announcement on Friday.
In its 120-year history, the Nobel Peace Prize has never been awarded to the independent press.
The award, consisting of a diploma, a gold medal and a check for 10 million crowns (980,000 euros), is traditionally presented on December 10 – the anniversary of the death of the creator of the award Alfred Nobel in 1896.
The Peace Prize is the only Nobel Prize to be awarded in the Norwegian capital.