Egyptian Photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid Wins UNESCO Press Freedom Prize


Jailed Egyptian photographer Mahmoud Abu Zeid, popularly known as Shawkan won the 2018 Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO).

Egypt’s Foreign Ministry strongly warned UNESCO against recognising Abu Zeid, claiming that he faced terror-related charges.

Source- DD News
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • The UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize was established in 1997 by UNESCO in honour of Guillermo Cano Isaza, a Colombian journalist.
  • France’s Audrey Azoulay- 11th DG of UNESCO, Headquarters- Paris, France.