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.
Awarded annually, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day (3 May), the Prize is marked by a ceremony and the winner is presented with the sum of US$25,000.
World Press Freedom Day 2017 will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, on 3 May 2017. The Prize is funded by the Cano Foundation (Colombia) and the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation (Finland). Nominations for the Prize should be submitted by filling out the form in English or French and sending it before 15 February 2017.