Maria Ressa thanked Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) for the nomination for the Peace Prize, while Dmitry Muratov joked that Norwegian journalists believe that Norwegian politics is too boring at the press conference with the Prime Minister on Saturday.
“You still share a common reality. In the Philippines, the USA, and other countries, they have started to have much bigger differences, partly due to the technology companies,” Maria Ressa said after an hour of conversation with Støre.
At the same time, she took the opportunity to thank the Prime Minister, who nominated her for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Dmitry Muratov joked that Norwegian journalists think their working conditions are difficult since Norwegian politics is too boring.
“If you are bored, I want to welcome you to Russia,” he said.
He added that he doesn’t know what the future of his newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, will look like.
“We get more power, and at the same time a greater social duty,” Muratov noted.
The Russian editor also praised Norwegian society, and he emphasized how Norway and Russia both have large oil and gas revenues.
“The median salary is six times higher in Norway than in Russia. Everyone shares the revenue here. All our oil and gas revenues go to pay for yachts and private planes,” the Russian said.
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