UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize

The Jury

The Jury consists of six independent members, representing all types of media including digital media, one from each of the six regions as defined by UNESCO, in other words six persons appointed in their individual capacity by the Director-General of UNESCO for a period of three years, renewable once
The UNESCO Director-General appoints the President of the Jury. The working languages for the Jury’s deliberations are English and French; Jury members deliberate by electronic means. Only one prize winner will be recommended to the Director-General of UNESCO.

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Cilla Benko (Sweden)

Director-General of the Swedish Radio

Lisa LaFlamme (Canada)

Chief Anchor & Senior Editor, CTV National News

Chadia Khedir (Tunisia)

Cultural News, Watania 2

Mabel Rehnfeldt (Paraguay)

Journalist, ABC-Digital-ABC Color

Maria Ressa (Philippines)

CEO, Executive Editor, Rappler

Wojciech Tochman (Poland)

Reporter, non fiction writer

Maria Moukrim (Morocco)

Director, febrayer.com

Haron Mwangi (Kenya)

CEO, Kenyan Media Council

Clovis Rossi (Brazil)

Journalist, Folha de Sao Paulo

Miranda Patrucic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Investigative Reporter

Najiba Ayubi (Afghanistan)

Journalist and activist

Saouti Haidara (Mali)

Director, Daily L'Indépendant

Cilla Benko (Sweden)

Director-General of the Swedish Radio

Yuli Ismartono (Indonesia)

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Tempo

Chadia Khedir (Tunisia)

Director, Watania 2

Laura Puertas Meyer (Peru)

Journalist, Telemetro

Musikilu Mojeed (Nigeria)

Managing Editor, Premium Times

Maria Moukrim (Morocco)

Director, febrayer.com

Jacques Pauw (South Africa)

Executive Producer, Special Assignment, SABC

Clovis Rossi (Brazil)

Journalist, Folha de Sao Paulo

Martin M. Šimecka (Slovakia)

Author and journalist, Editor-in-Chief of Respekt

Paul Steiger (United States of America)

Editor-in-Chief, CEO, ProPublica

Ko-ko U (Myanmar)

Publisher of the Yangon Times

Ljiljana Zurovac (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Executive Director of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Press Council