One of the facets of the May 2011 event:
Highlighting the many events surrounding the celebration will be the awarding of the UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize at the National Press Club on May 3rd. This prize, determined by an independent jury of international journalists, honors a person, organization or institution that has notably contributed to the defense and/or promotion of press freedom, especially where risks have been undertaken.
Seriously, I can'think of anyone who fits that description better than Assange -- I hope he gets it. Especially now that we know Assange is a man determined to put everything out in the open!