2019 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize (US$25,000 prize)

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UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019 ( worth US$25,000 prize)… Application form, requirements, guidelines, how to apply online and closing date 2019/2020.

Nominations are invited for the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2019. This Prize was established in 1997 in honour of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died in the exercise of his profession.

The purpose of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is to reward each year a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defense and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved.

The objective of the Prize is in conformity with UNESCO’s policies and is related to the program of the Organization in the field of communication and information and, more specifically, to the priority given to promoting an enabling environment for freedom of expression and freedom of information. The prize is awarded annually, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day (3 May).


  • The prize 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.


  • Candidates 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.


Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the nomination form in English or French and sending it by post or by email to:

Communication and Information Sector
Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development
Section for Freedom of Expression
7 Place de Fontenoy
75007 Paris
E-mail: [email protected]

Deadline: February 15, 2019

For more information, visit UNESCO.

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