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2021 Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony
10/12/2021 @ 13:00 - 14:00 CET
The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony takes place in Oslo City Hall on 10 December – the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s death.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov “for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”
Maria Ressa uses freedom of expression to expose abuse of power, use of violence and growing authoritarianism in her native country, the Philippines.
Dmitry Muratov has for decades defended freedom of speech in Russia under increasingly challenging conditions.
- In Oslo laureates receive the Nobel Peace Prize from the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the presence of King Harald V of Norway.
- Every laureate is expected to deliver a lecture in order to receive their prize.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee is expecting both Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov to attend the award ceremony in Oslo. Last year’s laureate will also attend the ceremony. The World Food Programme, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020, will be represented at the ceremony by its Executive Director, David Beasley. Musical interludes will be interwoven with a speech by the Chair of the Nobel Committee. The laureates will also hold their Nobel Prize lectures.