The borderless freedom

Chan Yit Fei

Nobel peace prize laureate Maria Ressa, CEO and executive editor of online news site Rappler, poses for a portrait after an interview at a restaurant in Taguig City, Manila. – EPA pic, December 6, 2021.

IT must have been exhilarating for Maria Ressa to have received the call from Olav Njølstad, secretary of the Nobel committee, about her Nobel peace prize shortly before the public announcement.

The prize is shared between Filipino Ressa and Dmitry Muratov from Russia, both of whom are journalists recognised by the committee for their effort and courage in fighting for freedom of expression in their respective countries.

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