Editorial: Nobel awards are a huge shot in the arm for journalism

Maria Ressa and Dmitri Muratov are deserving winners of one of the highest honours on the planet

Maria Ressa (pictured) and Dmitri Muratov were awarded the prize for their courage in defending the principle of freedom of expression. Picture: Getty

Journalism should not be, and in many cases is not, an especially dangerous profession. The people who work for the Business Post do not generally face harassment or intimidation or threats to their lives as they go about their daily work of calling sources, checking facts, standing up tips, persuading people to talk, and publishing the results.

Others are not so lucky. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, more than 1,400 reporters have died ...