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October 10, 2021

UNESCO Director-General welcomes Recognition of the Crucial Role of Journalists by Nobel Peace Prize


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Photo: UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, addresses an event at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. October 4, 2021. Image provided by & Copyright © UNESCO/Christelle ALIX.


Paris, October 10, 2021 — UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, has welcomed the decision of the Nobel Committee to designate two journalists, Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, as the 2021 laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize. It is the first time the Prize has been awarded to journalists in 86 years.

“In awarding this Prize, the Nobel Committee has powerfully stated its conviction that freedom of expression and access to information is the very foundation of democracy and peace. These ideals fully echo UNESCO’s mandate. Journalists are on the front lines of the struggle to shine light into the most needed places, often facing tremendous personal risk to do so. Today, they have been rightly held up as defenders of justice and truth,” Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director-General, remarked.

The Director-General particularly commended Maria Ressa. In May this year, Ms. Ressa was awarded the UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the defense of press freedom in the face of danger.

Source: UNESCO

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