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UNESCO / Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2020

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted November 21, 2019 from Brazil
Expires on February 14, 2020

This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board (1997), in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died in the exercise of his profession.

The purpose of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 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.

Candidates shall have made a significant contribution to press freedom anywhere in the world representing all types of media including digital media.

Prizes may be conferred upon individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations.

UNESCO invites the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international and regional professional NGOs, active in the field of press freedom, to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

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Awarded annually, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day (3 May), the Prize is marked by a ceremony and the winner is presented with the sum of US$25,000.
In 2020, the Prize is scheduled to be awarded on 23 April.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Anita Shrestha
Nov 21, 2019
Nov 21, 2019

Thank you

Jill Langhus
Nov 22, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

Thanks, Ana.