UNESCO: Inviting applications for ‘World Press Freedom Prize 2020’ to reward each year 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.

Funding brief: 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.

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

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.

Donor Name: UNESCO
Funding name: Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2020

Deadline: Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the form in English or French and sending it before 15th, February, 2020.

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Funding limit: 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.

The prize also consists of a certificate and an object symbolizing the award and granted to the prize winner.

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Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
Candidate 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.

Eligible Country: No country bar found (Open to all regions) 

Submission mail: s.coudray@unesco.org

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How to apply: Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the form in English or French and sending it before 15th, February, 2020 by post or by email to: UNESCO Communication and Information Sector Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, Section for Freedom of Expression, 7, Place de Fontenoy 75007 Paris, France, Tel: 33.1.45.68.08.91, E-mail: s.coudray@unesco.org

Each nomination shall be accompanied by a written recommendation, which shall include in English or French, inter alia:
a) A description of the candidate’s background and achievements;
b) The candidate’s contributions of major importance to the promotion of freedom of the press, submitted to the jury for consideration;
c) A definition of the candidate’s contribution to the prize’s objectives.
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