SCRIBES SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER GET PEACE NOBEL
The Morning Standard|October 09, 2021
A Nobel prize isn’t something you normally associate with hard-nosed journalists who break stories and speak truth to power at risk to their lives.

So when word got out that gritty Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, journalists whose work angered the rulers of the Philippines and Russia, were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, there was a collective gasp of surprise in the media.

For, the last time a journalist got the prize was 86 years ago. German Carl von Ossietzky won it in 1935 for outing his nation’s secret post war rearmament programme.

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