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Applications Invited for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2020

Applications Invited for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2020

Organization: UNESCO

Event Duration: 22 Apr. 2020 - 24 Apr. 2020

Apply By: 15 Feb 2020

About the Organization:

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. They seek to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.

Title: UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2020

About the Event:

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is seeking nominations for their UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2020 which is funded by the Cano Foundation (Colombia) and the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland).

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

The objective of the Prize is in conformity with UNESCO’s policies and is related to the program of the Organization in the field of communication and information and, more specifically, to the priority given to promoting an enabling environment for freedom of expression and freedom of information.

Prize Information:

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 US$25,000. In 2020, the Prize is scheduled to be awarded on 23 April.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • 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.
  • 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.

How to Apply:

Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the form in English or French and sending it either via post or email at the address given on the website.

Deadline: 15 February 2020

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