Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won the Nobel Peace Prize for their fight to defend free expression in the Philippines and Russia.
The prize was awarded for the pair’s “efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.
The Nobel Committee gives the award to the individual or group that has “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations.”
Last year’s prize went to the United Nations World Food Program for its efforts to combat hunger and food insecurity around the globe.
Along with a gold medal, they will receive a cash award of 10 million Swedish krona, or about $1.14 million