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World Press Freedom Day 2013

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UNESCO and the Government of Costa Rica will be co-organizing the main celebration of the World Press Freedom Day 2013 under the theme « Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in all Media" in San José, Costa Rica, from 1 to 3 May 2013.
Established in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly, World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) is observed annually on 3 May. One of the highlights of the celebration is the presentation of the UNESCO/ Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Created in 1997, the award is conferred annually on an individual or an organization/institution that has made an important contribution to the “defense and/or protection of press freedom, anywhere in the world, especially if it involved taking risks”.


Details

Type of Event Prize-giving ceremony
Start 01.05.2013 10:00 local time
End 03.05.2013 19:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Coudray, Sylvie
Organizer UNESCO Office in San José
Contact Anna Pinto (a.pinto.cr@unesco.org, tel.: +33-1 45.68.25.72)
Country Costa Rica
City San José
Venue
Street
Room
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of Costa Rica to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 500
Official Website World Press Freedom Day 2013
Link 1 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2013
Link 2 Events organized around the World to celebrate the World Press Freedom Day 2013
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