Inside Story

How important is press freedom for peace?

Many governments have been cracking down on journalists and blocking the flow of information.

Hundreds of journalists have either been jailed or killed because of their work.

But the Norwegian Nobel Committee has just sent a strong message to those fighting for the freedom of expression.

It has awarded this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia.

Ressa was recognised for her coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial campaign against drugs.

While Muratov was singled out for his work at the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta.

But with journalists increasingly being targeted, how do we protect press freedom?

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Maria Ressa – Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2021, CEO and executive editor of Rappler

Christophe Deloire – Secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Daoud Kuttab – Journalist and board member of the International Press Institute