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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to 

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Iranian women's rights activist Narges Mohammadi

Narges Mohammadi, an outspoken campaigner for women's and human rights in Iran, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2023. Her dedication to democracy, freedom, and equality garnered international acclaim and support. A voice from behind bars Despite serving numerous sentences totaling about 12 Read More...

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Two journalists fighting for truth awarded 2021 Nobel peace prize

Berit Reiss-Anderson, the chair of the Norwegian Nobel committee, named journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov as this year’s laureates for the prestigious Nobel peace prize. Maria Ressa is a journalist from the Philippines and the chief executive and co-founder of Rappler, an online news Read More...

Greta Thunberg receives second

Greta Thunberg receives second nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize

Greta Thunberg has become a rallying symbol for climate activists young and old. Her call to action for more rapid climate change intervention and emissions regulations has inspired many and brought climate change to the forefront of political attention. This week, at only 17 years old, Thunberg Read More...

Turning poverty into peace

Turning poverty into peace

What the Nobel Peace Prize means to Muhammad Yunus - and how it shows the way new ideas come into the world. Jurriaan Kamp and Marco Visscher| December 2006 issue When Muhammad Yunus began to lend money to hard-working poor people back in the 1970s, he wasn’t exactly following the crowd. At that Read More...

Prescription for peace

Prescription for peace

Bernard Lown invented the defibrillator, saving the lives of countless heart attack victims. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for his ongoing campaign against nuclear weapons. And at 86, he’s still delivering shocks to the system. Marco Visscher | June 2008 issue The décor of Bernard Lown's home in Read More...

The chance for new beginnings

The chance for new beginnings

Nineteen eighty-six Nobel Peace Prize-winner Desmond Tutu talks to Ode about the necessity for forgiveness. Lekha Singh | December 2006 issue The Most Reverend Desmond Mpilo Tutu stands out as a man of conviction and compassion. Raised and educated under the racist South African government, as a Read More...

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The world champ of poverty fighters

Throughout the 11 years Ode has been in print, the name Muhammad Yunus has often cropped up, and microcredit has been a recurring theme. Yet it took us until last year to track him down in Bangladesh for an extensive interview. Now that Yunus will receive the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10 in Read More...