UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
The UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, created in 1997, 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, especially when this has been achieved in the face of danger.
The prize is named after Guillermo Cano Isaza, the editor of the Colombian newspaper El Espectador, who was murdered in Bogotá on 17 December 1986. Cano was a vocal critic of the country's powerful drug barons.
Each year, an independent jury of 14 news professionals selected by the UNESCO Director-General selects a winner from the many nominations submitted by non-governmental organizations working in the field of press freedom, and by UNESCO Member States.
|2020||Jineth Bedoya Lima||Colombia|
|2019||Kyaw Soe Oo & Wa Lone||Myanmar|
|2018||Mahmoud Abu Zeid||Egypt|
|2010||Mónica González Mujica||Chile|
|2009||Lasantha Wickrematunge||Sri Lanka (posthumous award)|
|2008||Lydia Cacho Ribeiro||Mexico|
|2007||Anna Politkovskaya||Russia (posthumous award)|
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