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.
Course Level: Contest
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.
Eligibility Criteria: 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
Method of Application: 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
Scholarship Application Deadline: 15th February 2019
Award Provider: Cano Foundation (Colombia) and the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland).