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UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016

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Guillermo Cano Isaza

This year, the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize award ceremony will be held in Helsinki, Finland on 3 May 2016.
The Prize is awarded annually and marked by a ceremony and the winner is presented with the sum of US$25,000.

Named in honour of Guillermo Cano Isaza, an assassinated Colombian journalist, the Prize is intended to honour a person, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially when this has been achieved in the face of danger.

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. Candidates can be submitted by Member States and organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression.


Type of Event Prize-giving ceremony
Start 03.05.2016 18:00 local time
End 03.05.2016 19:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Coudray, Sylvie
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Flavie Romer (f.romer@unesco.org)
Country Finland
City Helsinki
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 25
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO / Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
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