2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
Deadline: February 15, 2019.
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.
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.
1. Candidates shall have made a significant contribution to press freedom anywhere in the world representing all types of media including digital media.
2. Prizes may be conferred upon individuals,institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations.
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.
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:
Communication and Information Sector
Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development
Section for Freedom of Expression
7 Place de Fontenoy