UNESCO calls for nominations for World Press Freedom Prize

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)/Guillermo Cano invites nominations for its World Press Freedom Prize

The prize aims to reward, each year, each person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defense and/or promotion of freedom of the press anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been incurred.

According to UNESCO, Member States, international/regional organizations or professional/non-governmental organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression can nominate up to three candidates.

Journalists, organizations or institutions that promote press freedom around the world can be nominated for a $25,000 prize.

The recipient will be recognized at the World Press Freedom Day Ceremony to be held on May 3, 2022 in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Nominations must be submitted in English or French and should include a brief biography or story of the nominee.

UNESCO says the prize is funded by Guillermo Cano Isaza Foundation (Colombia), Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland), Namibia Media Trust (Namibia) and Democracy & Media Foundation Stichting Democracy & Media (Netherlands).

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The deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2022. Interested candidates can submit them here.

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