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Fight For Press Freedom Deserves Nobel Peace Prize

“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost.” This quote by Thomas Jefferson aptly describes the effect of regulation on the press. Today, the role of media in our daily life has become inimitable. Depriving our society of the right to voice their opinion, or to publish their views and sentiments is incredulous and disastrous. Both the Indian Constitution and the Supreme Court have time and again provided significant value to press freedom. On 8th October, Journalists Dmitri Muratov of Russia and Maria Ressa of the Philippines won the 2021 Nobel Prize for Peace for their courageous fight for freedom of expression. Both of them are deserving personalities who stood for this idea in a "world where democracy and freedom of the press co...

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