Newsmakers podcast#11

Press freedom in Luxembourg

It is challenging for media outlets to survive and thrive in a small market like Luxembourg. But it is not only finances which are a barrier for journalists in the grand duchy.

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, vice president of Luxembourg's union for journalists Luc Caregari examines the media landscape, its challenges and how the pandemic has exacerbated them.

He says: “The pandemic has proved that Luxembourg lacks transparency and an information culture. The press conferences have been more like theatre plays than places where you can get information, we had to push with the press council and journalist association to get the minimum of information needed.”

This is why he and other stakeholders are pushing to enshrine free access to information in Luxembourg into law.