On April 23, the Embassy hosted the annual Citi Journalistic Excellence Award Reception, sponsored by the American bank Citi and administered by Columbia University. This event showcases not only the challenging and compelling profession that is journalism but also the financial industry, still the primary pillar of the Luxembourg economy.
The winner of this year’s award is Christophe Langenbrink, senior economic reporter of Luxembourg’s largest daily newspaper Luxemburger Wort, for his article “Print for dem Aus” analyzing the situation of the traditional print press in the current multimedia world.
As the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Alison Shorter-Lawrence said ” Quality journalism requires credibility and integrity. As an Embassy and government representative we depend heavily on the transparent and factual reporting journalists provide us. It is impossible for the average citizen or government official to be able to track everything, particularly complicated issues as economics sometimes is, making journalist who report the stories and trends more important than ever. “
The Jury was composed of Mr. Henri Grethen, Member of the European Court of Auditors and Chairman of the Award jury, Mr. Carlo Thelen, Director of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Serge de Cillia, CEO of ABBL (Bankers’ Association), Mr. Nicolas Mackel, CEO of Luxembourg for Finance and Mr. Jean-Jacques Rommes, CEO of Luxembourg Business Association