Dan Banik and Henrik Urdal discuss this year’s media prize and the impact of the Nobel Peace Prize in general.
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their courageous fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia. While announcing the award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee highlighted the efforts of these two extraordinary journalists to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.
Henrik Urdal is the director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).
Professor Dan Banik, University of Oslo, Twitter: @danbanik @GlobalDevPod