UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019

Deadline: 15 February 2019
Open to: candidates that have made a significant contribution to press freedom anywhere in the world representing all types of media including digital media.
Benefits: the value of the Prize shall be of a minimum of 25,000 USD

Description

UNESCO invites the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international and regional professional non-governmental organizations, active in the field of press freedom, to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

This Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board, in 1997, in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died in the exercise of his profession. Its purpose is to reward each year a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved.

World Press Freedom Day 2019 will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 3 May 2019.

The Prize is funded by the Cano Foundation (Colombia), the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland) and the Namibia Media Trust (Namibia).

Eligibility

Candidates shall have made a significant contribution to press freedom anywhere in the world representing all types of media including digital media. Prizes may be conferred upon individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations.

Benefits

Awarded annually, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day (3 May), the Prize is marked by a ceremony and the winner is presented with the sum of USD 25,000.

How to apply?

Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the form in English or French and sending by post or by email to:

UNESCO
Communication and Information Sector
Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development
Section for Freedom of Expression
7 Place de Fontenoy
75007 Paris
France
Tel: 33.1.45.68.08.91
E-mail: [email protected]

For more detailed information, please visit the official website.