UNESCO calls for nominations for Guillermo Cano prize

Mon, 28/11/2016 - Wed, 03/05/2017

Every year the UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is presented to a journalist, media organisation or institution, for work carried out in the realm of defending press freedom.

The prize, established by UNESCO’s executive board in 1997, is named in honour of Colombian journalist, Guillermo Cano who died in the line of his work in 1986.

UNESCO is currently accepting nominations for next year’s prize, and is calling on member states to contact them with potential winners for the next edition.

The prize is awarded annually on World Press Freedom Day, when the winner is presented with an award of $25,000.

Next year’s World Press Freedom Day event will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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