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Union of Cyprus Journalists proposes T/C for UNESCO prize
2005-11-07 13:55:27

Nicosia, Nov 7 – The Union of Cyprus Journalists decided to propose a Turkish Cypriot journalist for the 2005 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.

The Union is proposing Ms. Sevgul Uludag “in appreciation for her struggles”, it said in a statement.

The Prize, created in 1997, annually honors a person, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom.

The Prize was established on the initiative of UNESCO's Executive Board and is formally conferred by the Director-General of the Organization, on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, on May 3rd on the recommendation of an independent jury of 14 media professionals.

The Prize is named in honour of Guillermo Cano Isaza, a Colombian journalist who was assassinated in front of the offices of his newspaper, El Espectador, in Bogota, on December 17th. 1986.

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