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Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov: Live updates

Malala Yousafzai holds up her medal during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, on December 10, 2014.
Malala Yousafzai holds up her medal through the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo, Norway, on December 10, 2014. (Cornelius Poppe/Scanpix/AP)

The prize is about to be awarded for the 102nd time, with the winner — or winners — becoming a member of 135 earlier laureates.

Amongst them are various celebrated figures and businesses, and a few controversial recipients.

4 US Presidents have gained the award; Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, who triumphed in 2009 for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen worldwide diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed makes a speech during the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo City Hall, Norway on December 10, 2019.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed makes a speech through the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony in Oslo Metropolis Corridor, Norway on December 10, 2019. (Stian Lysberg Solum/NTB Scanpix/AP)

They’ve been joined by a number of revolutionary and political leaders, together with Nelson Mandela, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and Polish dissident Lech Walesa.

Worldwide organizations are often honored too; the United Nations gained the award in 2001, the European Union joined them in 2012, and the World Meals Programme is the latest winner.

In 2014, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai turned the youngest winner of the award, aged simply 17.

However many winners have confirmed controversial. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was given the accolade simply two years in the past, however has since been condemned for his role in presiding over a protracted civil war that, by many accounts, bears the hallmarks of genocide and has the potential to destabilize the broader Horn of Africa area.

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