Ceremony programme

Official Ceremony and Award of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2008

3 May 2008 Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique

Official Ceremony and Award of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize
Supported by the Cano and Ottaway Foundations

Master of ceremony: Tomas Vieira Mario

14:30

Registration and Invitees take their seats

14:45

Arrival of H.E. Armando Guebuza, President of the Republic of Mozambique and Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO

14:50

National Anthem

14:55

Welcome Address by H.E Aires Bonifacio Ali, Minister of Education and Culture, Mozambique

15:00

Remarks by the Cano Foundation

15:05

Remarks by the Ottaway Foundation

15:10

Address by Mr. Joe Tholoe, President of the Jury of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2008

15:15

Cultural event: Timbila, Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage

15:30

Address and Award of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2008 by Mr. Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO

15:40

Statement by Lydia Cacho, laureate of the UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2008

15:50

Address by H.E. Armando Guebuza, President of the Republic of Mozambique

16:00

End of the Award Ceremony followed by a cocktail hosted by the President of the Republic of Mozambique

 

 

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