Journalists who have made a notable contribution to the defense of press freedom anywhere in the world can be nominated for the prize.
Awarded annually, the prize is marked by a ceremony and the winner will be presented with US$25,000.
Professional and non-governmental organizations working in the field of journalism and freedom of expression can nominate candidates and provide information on how they have contributed to the promotion of freedom of information over the years.
The prize, named in honor of Guillermo Cano Isaza, a Columbian journalist who was killed while reporting in 1986, will be presented on May during the World Press Freedom Day conference.
Deadline: 15 February 2011.