Ceremony programme

On the occasion of the Official Ceremony and Award of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize supported by the Ottaway Foundation and the Cano Foundation. 

3 May 2007 International Conference Hall, Medellin, Colombia
Moderation: Mauricio Arroyave, TV presenter CM1, Colombia

Medellin’s Tribute to Guillermo Cano Re-inauguration of Guillermo Cano’s Bust 3 May, 2007 Parque de Bolívar, Medellín, Colombia

8:30-9:00

Welcome speech by Sergio Fajardo Valderrama, Mayor of Medellin

8:45-9:00

Remarks by Ana María Busquets de Cano, widow of Guillermo Cano Isaza

9:00-9:15

Intervention UNESCO Representative

Official Ceremony and Award of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize
Supported by the Ottaway Foundation and the Cano Foundation
3 May, 2007 - Plaza Mayor, Medellín, Colombia

9:45-10:15

Registration and Invitees take their seats

10:20

Arrival of Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO

10:25

Arrival of H.E. Francisco Santos Calderon, Vice-President of the Republic of Colombia

10:30

National Anthem

10:35

Welcome Address by Adriana Mejía, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia

10:45

Remarks by Ana María Busquets de Cano, representative of the Cano Foundation

10:50

Remarks by the Ottaway Foundation

10:55

Address by Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, President of the Jury of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2007 supported by the Ottaway Foundation and the Cano Foundation

11:05

Youth Orchestra of Medellin

11:20

Address and Award of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2007 supported by the Ottaway Foundation and the Cano Foundation by Mr. Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO

11:35

Statement by Ilya Krieger, Deputy Editor of Novaya Gazeta and Ilya Politkovsky, son of Anna Politkovskaya, laureate of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2007

11:50

Address by H.E. Francisco Santos Calderon, Vice-President of the Republic of Colombia

12:05

End of the Award Ceremony

12:30-14:30

Lunch hosted by H.E. Francisco Santos Calderon, Vice-President of the Republic of Colombia

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