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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists from Philippines, Russia

By The Associated Press

Oslo: Journalists Maria Russa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

He was cited for his fight for freedom of expression.

The winners were announced on Friday by Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman Berit Rees-Andersen.

Last year’s award went to the World Food Program, which was established in 1961 at the behest of US President Dwight Eisenhower to fight hunger around the world. The Rome-based UN agency was praised for seeking to end hunger as a “weapon of war and conflict”.

The coveted prize is accompanied by a gold medal and 10 million Swedish kronor (over $1.14 million). The prize money comes from a will left by the prize’s creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, who died in 1895.

On Monday, the Nobel committee awarded the Prize in Physiology or Medicine to Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries about how the human body perceives temperature and touch.

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded Tuesday to three scientists whose work helped explain and predict the complex forces of nature, including expanding our understanding of climate change.

Benjamin List and David W.C. Macmillan were named on Wednesday as the winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for finding an easy and environmentally clean way to manufacture molecules that can be used, including drugs and pesticides. can be used to form compounds.

The Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded on Thursday to Britain’s Tanzanian writer Abdulrajak Gurnah, who was recognized for his “uncompromising and compassionate admission of the effects of colonialism and the fate of a refugee”.

Still Coming Monday is the award for outstanding work in field economics.

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