Call for nominations: UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2015

| January 19, 2015

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The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting nominations for the 2015 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

The Prize was established by UNESCO’s Executive Board in 1997 in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died while pursuing his profession. Its purpose is to reward 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.

The Prize is intended to reward journalists who have shown dedication in the name of freedom of expression and information, and to provide them with the international recognition they deserve.

The Prize is marked by a ceremony on World Press Freedom Day (May 3, 2015), where the winner will be presented with $25,000 U.S.

The rules of the Prize are available here:

Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by post or email in English or French. The nomination form is available at this address:

For more information and the addresses to which nominations should be submitted, go to: