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Nobel Peace Prize winners call for journalist protections

Dec. 10, 2021 12:15 PM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The two journalists who shared this year's Nobel Peace Prize received their awards Friday during a pomp-filled ceremony in Norway, with both warning that the world needs independent reporting to counter the power of authoritarian governments. Maria Ressa...

Global media group says journalist imprisonments on rise

Dec. 09, 2021 10:19 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Media freedom continued to be under attack across much of the world in 2021, with nine journalists killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan alone and 102 imprisoned in China, according to a new report released Thursday. The International Federation of Journalists...

Nobel laureate: Media should fight for facts, not each other

Dec. 09, 2021 09:42 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Media worldwide should join forces in “fighting for facts” amid threats to press freedoms instead of competing with each other, Maria Ressa, joint winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace prize, said Thursday on the eve of the award ceremony in Norway's capital. ...

Norway caps indoor gatherings to ward off coronavirus

Dec. 08, 2021 06:58 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian government is introducing a 10-person limit for gatherings at private homes to counter an uptick in COVID-19 cases, although the number will be increased to 20 on Christmas and New Year's eves. It also is capping attendance at public events without...

Nobel Prizes awarded in pandemic-curtailed local ceremonies

Dec. 06, 2021 12:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Three 2021 Nobel Prize laureates said Monday that climate change is the biggest threat facing the world — yet they remain optimistic — as this year's winners began receiving their awards at scaled-down local ceremonies adapted for pandemic times. For a second...

Journalist Maria Ressa reflects on Nobel Peace Prize win

Nov. 17, 2021 20:53 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Maria Ressa says much still remains uncertain about her life in the month since she became the first ever Filipino and the first working journalist in more than 80 years to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Will her battle against a libel suit in the...