UNESCO/Guillermo Cano 2015 World Press Freedom Prize Nominations still Open


Nominations are still open for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Press Freedom Prize, which recognizes journalists who have made remarkable contributions to the promotion of press freedom.

UNESCO marks World Press Freedom Day by conferring the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on a deserving individual, organization or institution that has made an outstanding role to the defence of  press freedom anywhere in the world, especially when this has been achieved in the face of danger.The 2015 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize will hold on May 3, 2015 in Paris, France.

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

The winner is rewarded with a sum of $25,000 at the awards ceremony. The Prize is funded by the Guillermo Cano Isaza Foundation (Colombia) and the HelsinginSanomat Foundation (Finland).

The deadline for nominations is 15 February 2015.

To nominate candidates for the UNESCO Guillermo World Press Freedom Prize 2015, download nomination forms from – http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/news/wpfp_nomination.odt