The lives of Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov will be forever changed after winning the prize. But with a more visible presence comes increased scrutiny and threats from those in positions of power.
Muratov’s Nobel will be a boon to Russian investigative journalism.
How Maria Ressa grew a Facebook page into the Philippines’ most credible independent news services in the face of government intimidation.
Maria Ressa’s case is important because of what it says about the way governments are increasingly using the “rule of law” to silence the legitimate work of journalists.
The arrest of a high-profile journalist in the Philippines has been rightly condemned. But the abuses she has been reporting continue daily.
The four people and a newspaper who are Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” have been given the acknowledgment not just for what they have done, but for what they have come to represent.
Filipino journalist Maria Ressa has faced online harassment campaigns designed to discredit and silence her.