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Nobel Prize: Profile Of New Peace Laureate ‘Maria Ressa.

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Maria Ressa said without facts, there will be no “Trust and Truth” in stories we deliver as journalist.

Her Profile as the New Peace Laureate is as follows,

Maria Ressa has been a
journalist in Asia for 35 years, Maria Ressa co-founded Rappler, the top digital only news site that is leading the fight for press freedom in the Philippines. As Rappler’s CEO and president, Maria has endured constant political harassment and arrests by the Duterte government, forced to post bail ten times to stay free. Rappler’s battle for truth and democracy is the subject of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival documentary, A Thousand Cuts.
In October 2021, Maria and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of “their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace.”
For her courage and work on disinformation and ‘fake news,’ Maria was named Time Magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year, was among its 100 Most Influential People of 2019, and has also been named one of Time’s Most Influential Women of the Century. She was also part of the BBC’s 100 most inspiring and influential women of 2019 and Prospect magazine’s world’s top 50 thinkers. In 2020, she received the Journalist of the Year award, the John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award, the Most Resilient Journalist Award, the Tucholsky Prize, the Truth to Power Award, and the Four Freedoms Award.
Among many awards for her principled stance, she received the prestigious Golden Pen of Freedom Award from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, the Knight International Journalism Award from the International Center for Journalists, the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Shorenstein Journalism Award from Stanford University, the Columbia Journalism Award, the Free Media Pioneer Award from the International Press Institute, and the Sergei Magnitsky Award for Investigative Journalism.
Before founding Rappler, Maria focused on investigating terrorism in Southeast Asia. She opened and ran CNN’s Manila Bureau for nearly a decade before opening the network’s Jakarta bureau, which she ran from 1995 to 2005. She wrote Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia and From Bin Laden to Facebook: 10 Days of Abduction, 10 Years of Terrorism.
Source: Rapper.com

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Author Who’s Who Diaspora, Linda Anukwuem, Eulogies Nigerians Overseas.

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The founder of Who’s Who Diaspora- the Nigerian story Linda Anukwuem, will continue celebrating our everyday heroes in the Diaspora.

She said that Nigerians are undoubtedly the most educated community in the United States, with professionals in various spheres of life, striding high in the corporate world, media/communications, culinary, health care, academia, the creative industry, sports, enterprise, politics/legal, STEM and community builders
Nigerians have distinguished themselves across the globe, making a mark in the development of many countries especially in the United States.

 

In the face of a few negative stories that hit the newsstand about some Nigerians, it is therefore gratifying when we read this compendium of our country men and women making us proud across the globe.

The founder of the who’s who Diaspora project, Ms Linda Anukwuem, a Nigerian born in the United States to Nigerian parents and raised in Houston, Texas Linda believes that no one else can tell our true stories than us, Nigerians.

Ms. Linda Anukwuem

We tell these positive stories everyday through the grit, industry, sheer doggedness of the Diaspora Nigeria community.

Nigerians in the Diaspora are contributing in no small measure to the development of their host countries and also the Nigerian economy when we consider the volume of Diaspora remittances that pass through the Nigerian banking system, the volume of real estate Nigerians in the Diaspora own as well as investments in various venturess, with their multiplier effect on the economy.

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Shocking! EndSars Protester, Kemisola Ogunniyi Gave Birth In Prison Custody.

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A 17 year old endsars protester named Kemisola Ogunniyi  have given birth in the prison.

She was arrested on October 24th, 2020 by officers of the Nigerian Police during the protest.

Kemisola Ogunniyi was arrested during the #EndSARS while on an errand to a pharmacy to buy drugs for her mother and the Police claimed she look liked one of #EndSARS protesters who burnt the APC office in Ondo State.

She actually out to bed in Prison after eight months of being behind bars without trial and we are here lending out voice to #FreeKemisola

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