October 19, 2021

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UNESCO: Nobel Peace Prize 2021, recognizing the important role of journalists

Nobel Peace Prize 2021 awarded to two journalists: Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Andreevich Muradov of Russia, 86 years on

According to UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azole, this is a recognition of the important role of journalists who are “at the forefront of the struggle for truth and shine where needed.”

Audrey Azole, quoted in a press release, believes she is “in” Giving this giftThe Nobel Committee affirms a strong belief that it fully echoes the mandate of UNESCO: Freedom of expression and access to information are fundamental to democracy and peace.

He added, “Journalists are at the forefront of the struggle for truth and should shine where necessary. For this, they often take considerable personal risks. Today, they are rightly recognized as defenders of justice and truth.

According to a UNESCO report released last April, the event, which affects nearly three women, is an event that affects nearly three women.

Last May, Maria Ressa received the UNESCO / Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the protection of endangered press freedom.

He directly accepted the award at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Conference in Windhoek, Namibia, condemning the combined online harassment of journalists and the lack of effective media response. The role of social media.

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate said he would dedicate his prize to “all journalists in the world” and pledged to continue his struggle for press freedom.

“This is really for all journalists around the world (…). We really need help on many fronts – it is very difficult and dangerous to be a journalist today,” he said.

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