Updated Nov 26, 2019CLOSED

UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2020

Offered by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

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.
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CLOSEDFeb 15, 2020Deadline
From $25,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionLow and Middle Income Countries
Focus AreasCommunications and Media
Rule of Law and Human Rights (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
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.

Application Directions

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


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