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UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2024

Deadline: 15th of February, 2024

Established in 1997, the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is given annually to recognize an individual, group, or establishment that has made a notable contribution to the defense and/or advancement of press freedom globally, particularly when it has been accomplished in the face of danger.

The Prize was created at the Executive Board of UNESCO’s suggestion, and on May 3, World Press Freedom Day, UNESCO will publicly award it.

It bears Guillermo Cano Isaza’s name, a Colombian journalist who was murdered on December 17, 1986, in front of the El Espectador newspaper’s Bogotá, Colombia offices.

Requirements:

UNESCO invites Member States to nominate candidates for UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2024, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international and regional professional non-governmental organizations in the field of journalism and press freedom.

Application:

The nomination form should be submitted in English or in French, by 15 February 2024 by post to:

  • Secretariat of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
    Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists Section
    UNESCO
    7, Place de Fontenoy
    75352 Paris cedex 07, France:

Click here to apply

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