Ceremony programme

Official Ceremony and Award of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2009

 

3 May 2009 - Hotel Continental, Doha, Qatar

Official Ceremony and Award of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize
Supported by the Cano Foundation, the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation and JP/Politiken Newspaper LTD

15:30

Registration and invitees take their seats

16:00

Arrival of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al- Missned, H.E. Sheikh Hamad Bin Thamer AL Thani, Chairman of the Board, Doha Centre for Media Freedom, H.E. Dr Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Qatar and Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO

16:05

National Anthem

16:10

Welcome and Address by H.E. Dr Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari, Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage of Qatar and Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Doha Center for Media Freedom

16:20

Remarks by the supporting Foundations: the Cano Foundation, the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation and JP/Politiken Newspaper LTD

16:35

Address by Joe Thloloe, President of the Jury of the UNESCO World Freedom Prize 2009

16:40

Short cultural event

16:50

Address and Award of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2009 by Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO

17:10

Statement by the representative of Lasantha Wickrematunge, Laureate of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2009

17:30

Closing address and remarks by Her Highness

17:45

End of the Award ceremony

18:00

Cultural event

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