Last days to submit nominations for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2021

  • Source: UNESCO
  • February 10, 2021

Nominations are being accepted for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize until Feb. 15. The award ceremony, which is endowed with US $25,000 and is held every year during World Press Freedom Day, will take place in Windhoek, Namibia, on May 3, 2021.

UNESCO continues with its invitation to all the governments of the Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as to international and regional non-governmental organizations working in the framework of press freedom, to send the following form (in English) before Feb. 15.

"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 defense and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved."

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