Brave journalist Mohammad Zubair, co-founder of India’s fact-check or investigative news website ‘Alt News’, could win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2022.
Indian media Anandabazar reported this news in Wednesday Times magazine. The newspaper also said that the name of another founder of ‘Alt News’ Prateek Sinha is also on the list.
According to Time magazine sources, these two Indian journalists are among the possible Nobel recipients this time.
Every year the name of the Nobel Peace Prize winner is announced by Norway’s Peace Research Institute Oslo. Names are suggested to them by various individuals and institutions. Members of Norway’s legislature reported that Zubair and Sinha are in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize.
This year, 343 individuals and organizations are in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize. However, the names of potential Nobel recipients are never made public by the Nobel Committee.
But according to the Reuters news agency, in addition to Jubair, Prateek, announcer David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, who responded to the environmental movement, Pope Francis, Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister Simon Koffee, Ukrainian President Zelenskiy are also in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize this year.
The name of the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize will be announced on October 7 at 11 am local time in Norway.
Incidentally, in June this year, Delhi Police arrested Zubair on charges of spreading incitement through tweets 2018. Zubair was accused of hurting religious sentiments. Many organizations in the country and abroad protested against his arrest.