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Nobel-winning Russian journalist vows to combat fake news

Dmitry Muratov says award is for 6 colleagues killed

Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, will receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize. (Photo by Futoshi Kuwamoto)

MOSCOW -- Fake news is a tactic of modern warfare intended to destroy an enemy's infrastructure just as a missile does, says Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, who was awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Muratov was chosen along with Philippine journalist Maria Ressa for their work in safeguarding free, independent media in their respective countries. The two are the first journalists in the postwar era to be awarded the Peace Prize, underscoring the dangers confronting reporters. The conferment ceremony will be held next month.

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