Training opportunities from the Press Council

a) Obligatory training courses for trainee journalists

As part of its training mission set out in article 23.3 of the law of 8 June 2004 on freedom of expression in the media, the Press Council offers obligatory training courses for trainee professional journalists with a view to obtaining the definitive press card for professional journalists.

The main subjects of these courses are

The code of ethics

Media and press law

Author’s rights

The courses take place twice a year (in German and French) and are offered free of charge by the Press Council.

The next session is scheduled for april 2024.

The exact date will be announced at a later date.


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b) EU Ethical Trainings – “Investigative journalism before, during and after the investigation” – 18 June 2024 – Conseil de Presse

The Press Council is pleased to invite professional journalists from Luxembourg to its next training session dedicated to investigative journalism, which will take place at the Press Council on Tuesday 18 June 2024.

What is the event? As part of the European training project on journalistic ethics (“Media Councils in the Digital Age”) supported by the European Commission, the Conseil de Presse is organising a training session dedicated to investigative journalism in partnership with the Conseil de déontologie journalistique (CDJ) of French-speaking Belgium and the Conseil de déontologie journalistique et de médiation (CDJM) of France.

Discover investigative journalism: online tools, ethics of sources, writing in-depth articles. Discover’s investigative methods, best practices and emblematic case law from the Belgian Press Council. Médiacités, Le Canard enchaîné, Le Monde, plagiarism and ethics: the challenges facing the French investigative media. Landmark cases and ethical rules. Experts unravel these mysteries with practical case studies. To explore the boom in investigative journalism and the challenges it faces, don’t miss this event!

When is the event? Tuesday 18 June 2024 from 9.30am to 3pm (Lunch provided)
Where? at the Press Council (52, Avenue de la Gare, L-1610 Luxembourg – 2nd floor)
Who should attend? Professional journalists working in Luxembourg

9.30 am – Arrival of journalists
10.00 am – Introduction
10.15 am – “Investigative journalism practices” by Luc Caregari (presentation)
– Online tools and focus on economic issues
– Source management, protection and avoiding manipulation
– Producing an investigative article with interviews and archives
– Understanding the recent success of investigative journalism in Luxembourg, and the methods of

Luc Caregari holds a Master’s degree in Modern Literature and Journalism from the Sorbonne Nouvelle. Between 2005 and 2021, he was culture and investigations editor for the weekly Woxx. Since then, he has worked as a journalist for He is currently a member of the Press Council and the Association Luxembourgeoise des Journalistes Professionnels (ALJP). He is also a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and a close collaborator of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).

11.15 am – “Good deontological practices in investigation: what can we learn from Belgian case law?” by Harry Gentges (workshop)
– Emblematic cases from the case law of the CDJ Belgium (focus on financial centres such as Liège, but also Eupen/GrenzEcho)
– Identify the main ethical issues, particularly the right of reply

Harry Gentges is the former director and publisher of the Belgian magazine Télépro. A member of the Council for Journalistic Ethics (CDJ) since 2018, he has notably taken part in several commissions ruling on investigative files.

12.15 pm – Lunch
13.15 pm – “Opportunities and difficulties of investigative journalism in France” by Bernard Angaud (presentation)
– Emergence and affirmation of investigative journalism in France. Landmark cases
– Media promoting investigative journalism: Le Canard enchaîné, Le Monde, Médiapart, Mediacités, Disclose, etc.
– Specific constraints (cost of investigations and plagiarism, gagging procedures, threats (Forbidden stories), etc.)
– Specific ethical rules that apply to investigative journalism
– Examples of CDJM opinions: 21-145 “Cash Investigation – data” / 21-019 Mediapart films porno”/ 23-133 France 2 caméra cachée / 22-093 & 23-123 La Montagne and RTL borrowing content from Mediacités / 23-105 Society investigating a disappearance.

Bernard Angaud is General Delegate of the Council for Journalistic Ethics and Mediation (CDJM) in France. As marketing director for press publishers and former president of the Société des lecteurs du Monde, he has studied the quality of content, how it is promoted and how it is perceived by readers and the public.

2.15 pm – General discussion and/or conclusion
3.00 pm – End

Registration is free, but required for organisational purposes, subject to availability (40 max.). Please only register if you are sure you can make the trip! You will receive an email to let you know if your place is guaranteed or if you are on the waiting list when the 40 registrations are reached.


The registration form will close no later than the week of 8 June 2024.

This training course is being organised in collaboration with the CDJ, the Belgian press council (French-speaking Belgium) and the CDJM, the French press council, as part of the Media Councils in the Digital Age project, the main aim of which is to strengthen the European model of media self-regulation in order to protect media freedom and encourage professionalism in journalistic content.

Now in its fourth edition (2023-2025), the project is supported by the European Commission (DG CONNECT) and led by a European consortium that brings together several press councils (currently from Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Northern Macedonia), as well as universities (ULB and UGent in Belgium, Ramon Llull-Blanquerna in Spain) and the European Federation of Journalists.

If you have any questions, please contact Didier Damiani via

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c) Continuing training courses for professional journalists in Luxembourg

Press Council training courses

  •  Certifying training courses
  • Topical journalistic subjects
  • Presentations by journalists and experts


The Luxembourg Press Council is the independent self-regulatory body for the Luxembourg news media, composed equally of representatives of journalists and publishers. Created in 1979, it issues official press cards to professional journalists, deals with public complaints about the media, develops journalistic ethics and media education and organises certification training for trainee journalists and professional journalists. The Press Council is a member of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe (AIPCE).

Why choose Press Council training courses?

  •  The Press Council’s training courses lead to certification.
  • They enable you to acquire new knowledge on topical issues and meet the new challenges facing the press and media.
  • They are given by professional journalists and experts.
  • They take place at your newsroom and are adapted to your newsroom’s work rhythm.


Training courses are available all year round, depending on your availability and that of our trainers.


Price for 1 course : 300€.
Price for 5 courses : 1500€.
All our prices are exclusive of VAT (16% VAT).

Registration conditions:

  • Be a newsroom in Luxembourg
  • Be a professional journalist in Luxembourg
  • Groups of at least 5 people


For more information and to register, please contact us!

Conseil de Presse
52, avenue de la Gare
Tel: + 352 22 23 11
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