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Philippines' Maria Ressa, Russian journalist share Nobel Peace Prize

Prominent Duterte and Kremlin critics win for defending freedom of expression

From left, the Philippines' Maria Ressa and Russia's Dmitry Muratov have won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021. (Source photos by AP and Reuters)

TOKYO -- Philippine journalist Maria Ressa has won the Nobel Peace Prize alongside Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced on Friday.

The pair were recognized for "their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace."

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