At the same time, the awarding of other Nobel prizes will be held in a remote format due to the pandemic.

The ceremony of awarding the Nobel Peace Prize, which was held online last year due to the pandemic, will take place this year in December with the personal participation of both laureates, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.

Investigative journalists Maria Ressa from the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov from Russia were awarded this prestigious award earlier this month for their work promoting freedom of speech at a time when press freedom is increasingly under threat.

By tradition, the ceremony will be held in Oslo on December 10 – the next anniversary of the death of the founder of the Alfred Nobel Prize in 1896.

“Both laureates of this year’s Peace Prize, Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, as well as a representative of last year’s laureate, the World Food Program, will be present [at the ceremony],” Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee Olav Njolstad told AFP.

A separate ceremony is usually held in Stockholm on the same day in honor of the laureates of other Nobel Prizes – in medicine, physics, chemistry, literature, and economics.

However, in September, the Nobel Foundation announced that the laureates would receive prizes in their countries for the second year in a row due to the pandemic.