Nobel Peace Prize for journalists reminds us that freedom of the press is under threat from strongmen and social media

The two laureates’ cases highlight an emergency for civil society: Muratov, editor of what the Nobel Prize Committee described as “the most independent paper in Russia today,” has seen six of his colleagues slain for their work criticizing Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Ressa, a former CNN reporter, is under a de facto travel ban imposed by the government of Rodrigo Duterte.