We have the honour to inform you that the Press Council, in the framework of its training mission set out in article 23,3 of the law of 8 June 2004 on freedom of expression in the media, has just established for the 2020/2021 session complementary training courses for officially recognised professional journalists.

These courses are as follows:

A) Obligatory courses for trainee journalists:

– Saturday, 25 September 2021

I. from 09.00 to 10.30 a.m. – Copyright
Responsible: Ms Marianne Decker (lawyer)

II. 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon – Press law
Responsible: Ms Marianne Decker (lawyer)
and Mr Richard Graf (journalist)

III. 1.30 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Code of ethics
Persons responsible: Mr Roger Infalt (journalist)
and Ms Ines Kurschat (former journalist)

IV. 15.00 – 17.00 – Knowledge of the institutions part. 1 & part. 2
Responsible: Mr. Paul Schmit

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As can be seen from the above-mentioned programme, the courses announced as such are compulsory for trainee journalists in order to obtain the definitive professional journalist’s card. The courses will take place in the cultural centre in Colmar-Berg (5, rue de la Poste) and are offered free of charge by the Press Council.

Your publisher/manager/editor-in-chief has been contacted by us so that he/she can second you to attend the course.

IMPORTANT: For organisational and security reasons, it is essential that you register for the courses. Registration is binding. It goes without saying that non-registered candidates are not accepted! Needless to say, this course is the last opportunity for trainee journalists who have already benefited from an extension of their internship.

In order to guarantee protective measures, participation is limited to 60 participants!

Covid-Check at the entrance of the cultural centre. A mask must be worn when moving around the hall and corridors of the cultural centre.

Please register as soon as possible (by September 20th at the latest) for the course(s) of your choice (by e-mail to secretariat@press.lu).

N.B.: Due to the Covid protection measures we unfortunately cannot offer the possibility of catering at the cultural centre. Here are some useful addresses in Colmar-Berg: Friterie Mr Goufy (500 m), Restaurant-Pizzeria am Park (400 m), Restaurant Neptwone (2 km. at the driver training centre).