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UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019

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Ifeoma Chuks

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 2019

Eligible Countries: All

To be taken at (country): World Press Freedom Day 2019 will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 3 May 2019.

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.

Type: Contest

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 2019 by post or by email to:

UNESCO
Communication and Information Sector
Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development
Section for Freedom of Expression
7 Place de Fontenoy
75007 Paris
France
Tel: 33.1.45.68.08.91
E-mail: s.coudray@unesco.org

Visit Contest Webpage for details

Award Provider:  Cano Foundation (Colombia) and the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland).

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