Nominations for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2020

Deadline: 15 February 2020
Open to: people who have made a significant contribution to press freedom anywhere in the world representing all types of media including digital media
Venue: 22 – 24 April 2020, The Hague, Netherlands

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.

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. In 2020, the Prize is scheduled to be awarded on 23 April.

World Press Freedom Day 2020 will take place in The Hague (Netherlands) from 22 to 24 April 2020.

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

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.

Award

  • Prize money of a minimum of 25,000 USD;
  • Certificate;
  • An object symbolizing the award.

How to apply?

Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the form in English or French and sending it before 15 February 2020 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 information, please visit the official web page.