Muratov and Ressa praise the Norwegian society: “You still share a common reality”

Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

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.

Muratov’s comments

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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2 Comments on "Muratov and Ressa praise the Norwegian society: “You still share a common reality”"

  1. Extremely bad selections – especially after Ressa’s backstabbing of fellow whistle-blower Julian Assange doomed by England’s “High Court” to extradition to the U.S. on the very day she was ceremoniously awarded her prize in Oslo – who are no credit to Norway and infinitely less to the Nobel Peace Committee which has now forever confirmed itself just to be another “exceptionalist” Western propaganda mouthpiece, but in its case utterly betraying its professed ideals.

    I ask reader to carefully consider my further comments under the NT articles

    “The controversial world of Maria Ressa” – Damage control?
    “Nobel Peace Prize winners hope award means protection from danger” … for *them*.
    “Peace Prize winner Muratov accuses Russia of barbarism”

    The East – Russia’s Foreign Ministry – has accurately condemned the Committee turning its back on … denying its protection to … Assange as “shameful.”
    Absolutely, objectively true.


    After posting my comments hither and yon about this last night, this morning I found all my Firefox bookmarks and history lists and my ability to make them were erased.
    (England’s) GCHQ?
    Norway?? (I wouldn’t think so, but ….)

  2. After saying that here and elsewhere, my Firefox bookmark and history have as inexplicably returned.

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