Norway’s future Prime Minister Støre nominated Maria Ressa for the Nobel Peace Prize

Jonas Gahr StørePhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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Soon-to-be Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (AP) nominated journalist Maria Ressa for the Nobel Peace Prize 2021.

On January 27, Støre nominated Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), together with the Philippine journalist Maria Ressa, for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021.

He says that free and independent reporting is crucial to prevent war and conflict.

“A Nobel Peace Prize for these organizations would be a recognition of the work they do, and it will recognize the thousands of journalists who report on conflicts,” Støre wrote in his explanation of the nomination.

He also pointed out that journalists around the world risk their lives to do their job and that media freedom is under pressure.

Maria Ressa heads Rappler, a website for investigative journalism. Prior to founding Rappler in 2012, she worked for CNN in Asia, where she specifically reported on terrorist networks.

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