UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
Created in 1997, the annual UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize honours a person, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and, or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, and especially when this has been achieved in the face of danger.
The Prize was established on the initiative of UNESCO's Executive Board and is formally conferred by the Director-General of the Organization, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, on 3 May.
It is named in honour of Guillermo Cano Isaza, a Colombian journalist who was assassinated in front of the offices of his newspaper El Espectador in Bogotá, Colombia on 17 December 1986.
Honouring those who stand up for your freedom
UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2022 video
A video announcing this year’s laureate of the only UN prize dedicated to journalism. When others back down, journalists seek the truth and uncover facts. The prize honours those who stand up to protect your freedom.