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 Freedom Day, on 3 May 2013. >> More
Helsingin Sanomat Foundation sponsors World Press Freedom Prize 2013
On 11 December 2012, the Board of Trustees of the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation decided to sponsor the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2013 with a contribution of $ 25,000. >> More
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How to submit your nomination
Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the form in English or French and sending it before 15 February 2013 by post or by email to: UNESCO, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, 1 rue Miollis, 75732 Paris cedex 15, France
(tel: 220.127.116.11.42.12, fax: 18.104.22.168.55.84, e-mail: s.coudray(at)unesco.org)
Only Member States, regional and international organizations, and professional and non-governmental organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression can nominate candidates.
Eynulla Fatullayev, an Azerbaijani journalist and human rights activist, has been named the winner of the 2012 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize by UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova. He was nominated for the award by an independent international jury. >> More