UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

Created in 1997, the annual UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize honours a person, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and, or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, and especially when this has been achieved in the face of danger.

The Prize was established on the initiative of UNESCO's Executive Board and is formally conferred by the Director-General of the Organization, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, on 3 May.

It is named in honour of Guillermo Cano Isaza, a Colombian journalist who was assassinated in front of the offices of his newspaper El Espectador in Bogotá, Colombia on 17 December 1986.
 

UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2017

Twentieth Anniversary of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

Created in 1997, the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize commemorates its twentieth anniversary in 2017. As part of this celebration, the commemorative video was launched on 3 May and the series 20 quotes for Press Freedom published one quote each day for the 20 days ahead for World Press Freedom Day 2017.
We encourage you to look up for the quotes in UNESCO´s Twitter and Facebook and share the inspirational words of those men and women who made an outstanding contribution to the defense of press freedom!

Twentieth anniversary of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

 

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