“The committee singled out Ressa and Rappler for exposing what it called Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s “murderous anti-drug campaign,” which has cost many thousands of lives. It also praised her for highlighting how political actors use social media to spread false information to manipulate public discussion. The committee also cited Muratov for his decades of work defending freedom of speech in Russia ‘under increasingly challenging conditions.’ A founding member of the journalist collective that launched Novaya Gazeta in 1993, Muratov has overseen the newspaper’s investigations and critical reporting on Kremlin politics, corruption, war and human rights.” Journalists, who are most definitely not the enemy of the people, Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov just won the Nobel Peace Prize.

+ BBC: Working with the Nobel Peace Prize winners.