15 February 2020.





 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2020

UNESCO invites the governments of Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, as well as international and regional professional non-governmental organizations, active in the field of press freedom, to nominate candidates for next year’s UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

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UNESCO established the World Press Freedom Prize in honor of Guillermo Cano, a Colombian journalist who died in the exercise of his profession. The purpose of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is to reward each year a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defense and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if risks have been involved. The objective of the Prize is in conformity with UNESCO’s policies and is related to the program of the Organization in the field of communication and information and, more specifically, to the priority given to promoting an enabling environment for freedom of expression and freedom of information.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Journalism.
  • Press freedom.

Required Languages

English or French.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

World Press Freedom Day 2020 will take place in The Hague (Netherlands) from 22 to 24 April 2020.

The Prize is scheduled to be awarded on 23 April.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Candidates shall have made a significant contribution to press freedom anywhere in the world representing all types of media including digital media. Prizes may be conferred upon individuals, institutions, other entities or non-governmental organizations.

Opportunity Cost


  • Winner is presented with the sum of US$25,000.

How to Apply

First Step:  Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the form in English or French and attach :

  •  A high resolution and copyright free photograph of the candidate.
  •  A description of the candidate’s background and achievements.
  • the candidate’s contributions of major importance to the promotion of freedom of the press, submitted to the Jury for consideration.
  • A definition of the candidate’s contribution to the Prize’s objectives.

Second Step: Send by E-mail to:

or by Mail :

Communication and Information Sector
Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development
Section for Freedom of Expression
7 Place de Fontenoy
75007 Paris

For more information about the prize, check the link here.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hesham Galal / Egypt

Reviewed by” Mariam Mohamed Kamal/ Egypt
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