This year, the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize award ceremony will be held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 2 May 2014.
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.