UNESCO invites the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international and regional professional non-governmental organizations, active in the field of press freedom, to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
Application Deadline: 15th February 2018
Eligible Countries: All
To be taken at (country): World Press Freedom Day 2018 will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 3 May 2018.
About the Award: This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, in 1997, in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died in the exercise of his profession. Its purpose is to reward each year a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defense and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved.
Eligibility: The Prize will reward a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defense and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved.
Number of Awardees: 1
Value of Contest: US$25,000
How to Apply: Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the form in English or French and sending it before 15 February 2018 by post or by email to:
Ms Sylvie Coudray
Section for Freedom of Expression
Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development
Communication and Information Sector
7 Place de Fontenoy
Award Provider: Cano Foundation (Colombia) and the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland).