26.10.2006 -

Deadline looms for World Press Freedom Prize nominations

Organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression have until 31 October 2006 to nominate candidates for the 2007 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

Named in honour of the Colombian journalist Guillermo Cano, who was killed in 1986 for criticising the country's powerful drug lords, the US$25,000 prize honours a person or organisation that has made a notable contribution to the defence and promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world.

 

This year is the 10th anniversary of the prize, which will be presented to the winner on 3 May 2007 in Colombia on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.

 

Regional and international organisations can nominate a maximum of three candidates. Self-nominations are not accepted.

 

Nominations forms can be obtained <a href="http://www.unesco.org/webworld/fed/wpfp/2007/form">here</a>. For more information, visit: <a href="ev.php?URL_ID=1738&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201">World Press Freedom Prize website</a>




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