24.01.2013 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2013

UNESCO invites Member States, as well as regional and international organizations and professional and non-governmental organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression, to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

Named in honour of Guillermo Cano Isaza, an assassinated Colombian journalist, the Prize is intended to honour a person, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially when this has been achieved in the face of danger.

The Prize is marked by a ceremony and the winner is presented with the sum of US$25,000. Next year’s Prize will be awarded on the occasion of World Press

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