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Statement on 2021 Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Luminate is delighted that our long-time partner and friend Maria Ressa, Founder and CEO of Rappler, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Russian journalist, Dmitry Muratov.

"The commitment, passion, and sacrifice Maria has demonstrated in her years of fearless journalism and tireless advocacy for press freedom and independent media are truly humbling. There could be no better or more deserving recipient of this recognition.“ commented Stephen King, CEO of Luminate. 

"The fabric of our democracy and the journalism that protects it are under attack. We must celebrate this moment and then continue to hold the line, protect and support all the courageous journalists risking their lives and liberty every day, and ensure that the remaining baseless legal cases facing Maria are dropped."