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Celebrities, fellow journalists, proud of Maria Ressa for winning a Nobel Peace Prize

LionhearTVOctober 10, 2021

Celebrities and journalists celebrated Rappler co-founder Maria Ressa for winning a Nobel Peace Prize.

Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov were named the prestigious award recipients “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”

Ressa is the first Filipino named Nobel Laureate.

The award was announced on October 8 and was presented by Berit Reiss-Andersen, a chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

Ressa was recognized for giving fact-based journalism to the public and documenting the Duterte regime’s anti-drug campaign.

“Free, independent, and fact-based journalism serves to protect against abuse of power, lies, and war propaganda.

“Without freedom of expression and freedom of the press, it will be difficult to successfully promote fraternity between nations, disarmament, and a better world order to succeed in our time,” said the Committee.

On Twitter, celebrities and fellow journalists expressed their joy for Ressa, and congratulated her on her achievement.

Janine Gutierrez wrote crown emojis for Ressa while Enchong Dee wrote the Philippine flag, palms up, and celebrating emojis.

Former Senator Bam Aquino also congratulated Ressa saying, “Congratulations, @mariaressa! #HoldTheLine.”

Broadcast journalist Ces Drilon thanked Ressa for her determination to give factual information.

Other journalists like Jeff Canoy, Karen Davila, Dino Maragay, and Rambo Talabong also congratulated Ressa for her achievement.

Ressa is known for advocating to avoid the spread of disinformation. She is also facing legal cases from the Duterte administration over Rappler’s ongoing coverage of the murderous drug war, among other things.

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