UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2011 honours a person, organization or institution that has made a notable contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially if this involved risk.
UNESCO invites Member States, regional and international organizations, professional and non-governmental organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression to nominate candidates for this prize.
The prize 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. Awarded annually, the Prize is marked by a ceremony and the winner is presented with the sum of US$25,000.
The 2011 Prize will be awarded during the World Press Freedom Day conference, which will take place in May.
Nominations for the Prize should be submitted before 15 February 2011. For more information, visit this link.