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Defenders of the press, Belarusians or Creta? Around the Nobel Peace Prize

Defenders of the press, Belarusians or Creta? Around the Nobel Peace Prize

As a highlight of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Peace Prize will be awarded at the end of this very open edition on Friday, which will also give freedom of the press, Belarusian opponents, and even Swedish Greta Dunberg.

11:00 am (9:00 am GMT) The prestigious wooden doors of the Great Hall of the Noble Institute will open in Oslo and Perit Reese-Anderson will announce who the 329-member Nobel Committee has chosen to chair. Proposals proposed this year.

The name (s) – maximum three – is not easy for her to pronounce because the identity of individuals and organizations has been kept secret for 50 years.

This does not prevent international relationship experts and gamblers from getting into predictions.

Frequent names: Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Journalist Protection Committee (CPJ) or another actor who ensures that the media can carry out their business freely without repression and censorship.

In its 120-year history, the Nobel Peace Prize has not rewarded an independent press, forcing decision-makers to take it into account and in particular helping to dispel the “inbox” that pervades social networks.

Henrik Urdal, director of the Oslo (Prio) Peace Research Institute, argues that “good public debate and democratic reporting are essential to help democratic institutions gain real information and an idea of ​​current events.”

If the science and literature prizes presented in Stockholm have so far been crowned only for men this year, the Nobel Peace Prize could be crowned for one or even three women, namely Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Dikanovskaya and her two allies, Maria Kolsnikova and Veronica Sepkolo.

The trio opposed dictatorial President Alexander Lukashenko and returned for the sixth time in August 2020 following what was widely considered fraudulent elections.

The group may also honor another historical adversary, Ales Belliatsky.

– Enemy Number One –

Another way to make the World Food Program (WFP) a success was the Nobel Prize last year: activists or organizations working against global warming are considered the number one enemy by many experts.

“The climate change crisis is getting worse: floods and fires everywhere, high temperatures in many places, melting ice in the Arctic, and then it’s COP26,” said Dan Smith, director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (CIPRI).

“So I hope, to some extent, that the group of climate activists, including Greta Dunberg, will get the prize,” he told the AFP.

In this era of epidemics, the World Health Organization (WHO) candidate is being stifled by convicts, but experts now seem to be dismissing it because of the controversy and failures of the Kovacs program to distribute the vaccine to poor countries.

Campaign against killer robots, anti-corruption group Transparency International, anti-Russian Alexei Navalny, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), IFCN fact checkers or German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of her reign.

Whatever it is, it is not yet certain whether the health condition allows the winner to travel to Oslo to receive his prize. The diploma consists of a gold medal and a check for 10 million crowns (80 980.00), traditionally awarded on December 10, the day of Alfred Nobel’s death (1833-1896).

After the peace, the only Nobel Prize to be awarded in the Norwegian capital, the Nobel Season will return to Stockholm on Monday for the final bouquet with the economic prize.

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