Reporters Without Borders, (RSF), also joined in the congratulations to Ressa & Muratov. Through their Twitter accounts, they stressed that the award was a “tribute to journalism excellence” and a powerful message.
Madrid (European Press). – The Committee for the Protection of Journalists(CPJ) celebrates the Nobel Peace Prize for journalists Maria Reza, Dimitri Muratov was awarded on the occasion of an “unprecedented attacking” on the media.
The Committee for the Protection of Journalists praised the two journalists and pointed out that the “attacks” they were referring to was “radical suppression, digital surveillance, and the erosion of public trust in journalism”.
“Muratov and Reza embody the values and importance of freedom of the press,” Joel Simon, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists, said in a statement.
He added: “These journalists are under personal threats, they continue to ignore censorship and suppress reporting news, and pave the way for others to do the same,” he added, noting that the award “is a strong recognition of their work. No rest. “Their struggle, our struggle.”
Anthony Bellanger (Secretary General of International Federation of Journalists) stated in a statement, “A recognition of the important of press freedom” and that the award was “a recognition of how the press plays a role in the service of democracy as well as peace.” Particularly when journalists’ rights are under extreme global threats.
Reporters Without Borders, (RSF), also joined in the congratulations to Ressa & Muratov. Through their Twitter accounts, they stressed that the award was a “tribute to journalism excellence” and a “powerful message”
He said, “The award also discloses emergency situations to protect those providing us with independent and reliable data,” before warning that “journalism was threatened.”