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UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 14, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on February 14, 2021
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UNESCO is seeking nominations for 2021 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. The Prize is funded by the Cano Foundation (Colombia), the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland), the Namibia Media Trust (Namibia) and Stichting Democratie en Media (Netherlands).

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 defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved.

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.

World Press Freedom Day 2021 will take place in Windhoek, Namibia, on 3 May 2021.

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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.

Nominations shall be submitted to the Director-General by the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, and by international and regional professional and non-governmental organizations active in the field of journalism and freedom of expression.
A self-nomination cannot be considered.

Nominations for the Prize should be submitted in English or French before 15 February 2021.

For more information, please visit https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-seeking-nominations-unescoguillermo-ca...

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 14
Jan 14

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Jill Langhus
Jan 15
Jan 15

Thanks, Ana.