United Nation Economic, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has called for nominations for the 2014 edition of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. This is to mark the annual occasion of World Press Freedom Day, on May 3.
UNESCO is inviting the governments of member states, in consultation with their national commissions, international and regional professional and non-governmental organizations working in the fields of journalism and freedom of expression to nominate worthy candidates for the 2014 prize. The winner will be presented with a prize in the sum of $25,000.
The Prize which was established in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died in the exercise of his profession, celebrates other individuals or organisations that have made significant impact to the defence and or promotion of press freedom all over the world.
Nominations are expected to come from organizations and professionals active in the fields of journalism and freedom of expression. Nominations should be submitted by filling out a nomination form in English or French, which should be delivered by post or email before February 15, 2014.
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