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CONTEXT:

  • The UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize 2019 has been awardedto Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw SoeOo.
  • The prize carries a reward of $25,000 Prize.
  • It recognises the exceptional courage in reporting on alleged human rightsviolations in Myanmar’s state of Rakhine.
  • The award was established in 1997 and named after Guillermo Cano Isaza.

BACKGROUND:

  • The annual UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize recognises outstanding contribution to the defence and, or promotion of press freedom, and especially in the face of danger
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