Nominations Open for UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize 2015
Deadline: February 15, 2015 | Views: 10
Open to: Candidates active in the field of journalism
Prize: US $25,000
UNESCO invites the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as from international and regional professional and non-governmental organizations active in the fields of journalism and freedom of expression to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.
It 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.
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
The Prize is funded by the Cano Foundation (Colombia) and the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland).
Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the form available on their official site in English or French and sending it before 15 February 2015 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
E-mail: [email protected]