Winning a noble prize is not a piece of cake. Even one of the best American poets ‘Robert Frost’ didn’t achieve despite that he was nominated 31 times. Frost is considering such a prolific writer in literature. Thus, there are thousands of examples identical to that. However, there are many who have reached this stage and have got hold of this prize.
Recently, two journalists have achieved this remarkable position. Journalists include Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov Russia. Both won the 2021 Nobel peace prize on Friday. Besides, the award is given to them on the basis of their hectic struggle to promote freedom of speech in their respective countries. Where they confronted lots of troubles.
They fought against the abuse of power, lies, and war propaganda. In fact, this is true journalism” said Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Novel Committee. She uttered, that is the reason both won Nobel Prize.
Further, She added, that Freedom of expression is a vital part of human life. Hence, without this freedom, one cannot sustain happiness and cannot think of a better world. It portrays, that nation that gives the right to Freedom of speech gets much success.
In addition to that, the Nobel committee highlighted that Ressa in 2012 co-founded Rappler. Thus, this website focused on the strenuous and critical attention on President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug campaign. Verily, it’s one of the best moves in the world.
Moreover, Muratov was the founder of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta. On the very newspaper, the noble committee passed some judgments and declared it one of the best newspapers in Russia today.
Furthermore, the Noble prize committee announced awards in different fields such as medicine, science, literature. Next, they are going to make announcements in literature. This is a historical and prestigious award of the world.
In a nutshell, every year, the committee chooses some veterans in any field of life. The pick and choose are based on the hectic efforts of the individuals and their useful contribution to the world. Once they fulfill all these requirements, then they become part of the nomination. Post that, only a single individual or a small group is chosen by the committee.