04.11.2009 -

Nominations are sought for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2010

UNESCO invites Member States, regional and international organizations, professional and non-governmental organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression to nominate candidates for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2010.

The purpose of the Prize, supported by the Guillermo Cano Foundation, the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation and JP/Politiken Newspapers LTD, is to honour 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 this involved risk.


The prize is intended to reward journalists who have shown dedication in the name of freedom of expression and information and to afford them the international recognition they deserve. Awarded annually, 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 in Australia, during the World Press Freedom Day conference which will take place on 3 May.


How to submit your nomination


Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the form below in English or French and sending it before 15 February 2010 by normal mail or by email to:

    UNESCO Programme for Freedom of Expression, Democracy and Peace 1, rue Miollis 75732 Paris cedex 15 France Tel: Fax: E-mail: s.coudray@unesco.org

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