UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
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- United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) posted 1 week ago
- Posted: January 5, 2022 -Accepting applications
Language Requirement Not required
Level Non Degree
Eligible Region/CountriesOpen for all
The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2022 accepts nominations. UNESCO invites governments of Member States to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, in consultation with their National Commissions and international and regional professional non-governmental organizations active in the fields of journalism and press freedom. Its goal is to recognize each year a person, organization, or institution that has made a significant contribution to the defense and advancement of press freedom anywhere globally, mainly where there are risks involved. This award is given out annually on World Press Freedom Day (May 3).
Organizer: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Funded by: Guillermo Cano Isaza Foundation (Colombia), the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland), the Namibia Media Trust (Namibia), and Democracy & Media Foundation Stichting Democratie & Media (The Netherlands)
Nomination Deadline: February 15, 2022
UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize:
The UNESCO Executive Board established this prize in 1997 in memory of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died in the line of profession.
- A global event commemorates the award, and the winner receives a cash prize of US$ 25,000.
- Individuals, institutions, other entities, and non-governmental organizations may be awarded prizes.
- Candidates must have contributed significantly to press freedom anywhere globally, representing all forms of media, including digital media.
How to nominate for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize?
Nominations should be submitted by Nomination Form, either in English or in French, and mailing it or emailing it to the addresses below:
Communication and Information Sector
Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists Section
7 Place de Fontenoy
For more information, visit the official announcement by UNESCO
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