Prestigious International Visitors Leadership Program
On December 6, U.S. Embassy Luxembourg presented Paulo Dâmaso, a Portuguese journalist in Luxembourg and Editor-in-Chief of lux24.lu, an award for completion of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists, Research and Investigation, as part of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Mr. Dâmaso is the first Portuguese journalist in Luxembourg to participate in the program. He was recognized at a U.S. Embassy-hosted event focusing on diversity and inclusion in which he described his experience as a journalist in Luxembourg and discussed the Portuguese community in Luxembourg, which at over 16% comprises the largest minority ethnic group in the Grand Duchy.
Presenting the award, Charge d’Affaires a.i. Casey Mace said: “I am delighted to present this award to Paulo Dâmaso for completion of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists this year. Organizers commented that his unique point of view in the program offered a valuable perspective and helped build new professional networks between fellow Portuguese-speaking media professionals in the United States, Europe, and around the world. We look forward to building on this event through further outreach to the dynamic Portuguese-speaking community in Luxembourg.”
“I am honored to be the first Portuguese journalist in Luxembourg to be invited to this program. It was an incredible experience, and without a doubt, it contributed to my personal and professional growth. I would like to thank the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg for the invitation and the U.S. Department of State for sponsoring the IVLP. Also thank you to all participants and people involved in the 2021 program,” said Paulo Dâmaso.
About the Edward R. Murrow Program
The Edward R. Murrow Program is a United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs annual exchange for journalists to examine the essential role of independent media in fostering and protecting freedom of expression and democracy. The Murrow Program, a flagship initiative of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), is a public-private partnership with leading schools of journalism that brings together 100 emerging journalists from around the world to examine journalistic practices in the United States. More about the program here: https://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/edward-r-murrow-program
About the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)
The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program. Through short-term visits to the United States, current and emerging foreign leaders in a variety of fields experience this country firsthand and cultivate lasting relationships with their American counterparts. Professional meetings reflect the participants’ professional interests and support the foreign policy goals of the United States. Now in its 80th year, the program includes among its alumni 338 current and former chiefs of state and heads of government, including Prime Minister Bettel (2004), former Prime Minister Jacques Santer (1973), former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair (1992), former President of France, Nicolas Sarkozy (1985). You can read more about the program here: https://eca.state.gov/ivlp
About Paulo Dâmaso
Mr. Paulo Dâmaso, 44 years-old, from Figueira da Foz, Portugal, is an Editor-in-Chief at LUX24, a news and multimedia content site in Luxembourg. He has also worked at Jornal de Notícias, one of the most reputable national newspapers in Portugal, and at Jornal Contacto, the largest Portuguese language newspaper in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; and has worked algo for Radio Latina. A 22-year journalism veteran, Mr. Paulo Dâmaso recently started his own media company which is rapidly becoming one of the country’s top online Portuguese-language publications in Luxembourg.
For more information please contact the Public Affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg at +352 46 01 23 21 or at LuxembourgPublicAffairs@state.gov