Amnesty gratuliert Maria Ressa und Dmitry Muratov zum Friedensnobelpreis. “Zum ersten Mal seit fast einem Jahrhundert wird der Friedensnobelpreis an Journalist*innen verliehen und unterstreicht damit den Mut und die herausragenden Leistungen der Medien in einer zunehmend polarisierten Welt, in der Fakten und Wahrheit unerbittlich angegriffen werden”, erklärte die Generalsekretärin von Amnesty International, Agnes Callamard. “Die philippinische Regierung sollte sofort alle Anklagen gegen Ressa fallen lassen, die wegen der erfundenen und gefälschten Anklagen gegen sie fast an der Teilnahme an der Zeremonie in Oslo gehindert worden wäre.”
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End persecution of media as journalists collect ‘momentous’ Nobel Peace Prize
“For the first time in almost a century, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to journalists, highlighting the bravery and outstanding achievements of media in an increasingly polarized world where facts and truth are under relentless attack.
“Amnesty congratulates Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov on this prestigious award. It is a momentous day for these champions and defenders of human rights and press freedom. We hope it inspires others to follow in their path and speak truth to power.
Amnesty congratulates Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov on this prestigious award. It is a momentous day for these champions and defenders of human rights and press freedom. We hope it inspires others to follow in their path and speak truth to power
Agnes Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General
“The Philippine government should immediately drop all charges against Ressa, who was almost prevented from attending the ceremony in Oslo because of the trumped-up and bogus cases against her. Russian authorities must stop harassing and intimidating media outlets by labeling them undesirable organizations or foreign agents.
“When media freedom is suppressed, it is peoples’ freedom of information that is threatened and rights that suffocate. Where the light of media freedom is dimmed, accountability to the people goes dark. The evidence of those truths is all around us – sparing no country, no region, no political system. It is there in journalists killed, attacked, imprisoned, denied visas, threatened with extradition, silenced; in media outlets forced by governments to close, or in monopolies and special interests capturing media diversity, in journalistic enquiry being stripped of impartiality, accuracy, and objectivity.”
Maria Ressa, the co-founder of Rappler, and Dmitry Muratov, who co-founded Novaya Gazeta, were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo for their defense of freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia, respectively. For more information on Ressa and Muratov, see here.