- Title: Nobel peace prize U.S. shortlist emphasizes justice and transparency
- Date: 30th September 2021
- Summary: UNITED NATIONS (OCTOBER 18, 2018) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF A BRIEFING AT THE U.N. BUILDING WHERE THE COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS ALONG WITH HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH AND AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL URGED TURKEY TO CALL FOR A U.N. INVESTIGATION INTO THE DISAPPEARANCE OF JOURNALIST JAMAL KHASHOGGI (2 SHOTS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) COMMITTEE TO PROTECT JOURNALISTS DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ROBERT MAHONEY, SAYING AT THE BRIEFING: "We believe that the only way to ensure that there's no whitewash in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi is that the United Nations take on an independent, transparent and international investigation."
- Embargoed: 14th October 2021 18:51
- Keywords: 2021 Nobel Peace Prize U.S. shortlist Black Lives Matter Committee To Protect Journalists Congresswoman Barbara Lee Dr. Daniel Ellsberg International Fact-Checking Network Pentagon Papers Stacey Abrams Vietnam civil rights voting rights
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- Country: Sweden
- Topics: Europe,Society/Social Issues
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- Story Text: The "Black Lives Matter" movement, along with the the man who leaked the secret "Pentagon Papers" and a group fighting for press freedom, are among the U.S. movements, institutions and individuals nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.
In all, some 330 nominations worldwide have been received for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, likely reflecting the profusion of pressing human rights issues around the globe, the secretary of the committee which awards the prize said on Monday (September 27).
Press freedom groups like the U.S.-based Committee to Protect Journalists were among the main contenders, according to Henrik Urdal, director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo.
"Black Lives Matter" was founded nearly a decade ago during protests over police violence against African Americans, but became a global protest movement in 2020 after the death of George Floyd, reflecting rising anger well beyond the U.S. over police treatment of ethnic minorities.
Daniel Ellsberg is a former military analyst who in 1971 leaked the "Pentagon Papers", a top-secret study of the U.S. government decision-making in the Vietnam War, and who went on to become a prominent anti-war activist.
Voting rights advocate and former candidate for Georgia Governor, Stacey Abrams, who was credited with boosting voter turnout last year and helping Joe Biden win the U.S. presidency, was nominated for her work to promote nonviolent change via the ballot box.
The U.S.-based International Fact-Checking Network and Congresswoman Barbara Lee were also nominated, among others.
Thousands of people, from members of parliaments worldwide to former winners, are eligible to propose candidates, and a nomination does not imply endorsement from the Nobel committee.
The winner of the $1 million prize, arguably the world's top accolade, is selected by a five-member panel appointed by the Norwegian parliament, and will be announced in Oslo on Oct. 8.
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