Trudy Rubin: Maria Ressa and Dimitry Muratov’s Nobel Peace Prize for defending press abroad should wake Americans up

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

The symbolism of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize goes far beyond its tribute to Maria Ressa and Dimitry Muratov, independent journalists fighting for freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia. “They are representatives of all journalists who stand up for this ideal in a world in which democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions,” said the Nobel Prize committee’s announcement. Harassment, arrests and even murders of journalists investigating the powerful are increasing globally, and spreading from autocracies to flawed democracies. Reporters Without Borders list…

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