Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to be held in person this year
NORWAY: The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, held online last year due to the pandemic, will go ahead in person in December with the 2021 laureates both in attendance, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said Tuesday.
Investigative journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia won the prestigious award earlier this month for their work promoting freedom of expression at a time when liberty of the press is increasingly under threat.
The gala ceremony takes place, as tradition dictates, in Oslo on December 10, the anniversary of the death in 1896 of prize creator Alfred Nobel.
“Both of this year’s Peace Prize winners , Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, and a representative of last year’s winner, the World Food Programme, will be present,” the secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Olav Njolstad, told AFP in an email.The Stockholm ceremony usually consists of a gala prize ceremony followed by a lavish banquet attended by the Swedish Royal Family and some 1,300 guests at City Hall.
This year’s ceremony will be “a mixture of digital and physical events”, similar to last year, Helgesen said, featuring video presentations from the laureates and “hopefully” a local audience. – NDTV